Animal shelter offering reward for information in ‘malnourished’ dog case

Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 5:24 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2022 at 2:01 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - An animal shelter in Summerville is offering $500 for any information that leads to criminal charges against the owner of a dog that was brought into the shelter.

Dorchester Paws says a dog came into the shelter extremely malnourished and dehydrated, with missing/broken teeth.

The dog, who the shelter is calling Tara, also tested positive for heartworm positive and hookworm positive.

The shelter says Tara is a happy and kind dog despite her past.
The shelter says Tara is a happy and kind dog despite her past.(Dorchester Paws)

“[This dog] is showing clear signs that all her life was meant for, was to be overbred, likely having her puppies taken and sold from her and left to a life of misery,” spokesperson Danielle Zuck said.

The dog was brought in by a good Samaritan, according to Zuck.

Dorchester Paws can be reached at 843-871-3820.