Dog rescues and fosters are urgently needed in an Orangeburg, South Carolina hoarding case. Facebook: Urgent Orangeburg SC Hoarding reported the story August 23 on a community page set up to help the more than 40 dogs on the property.
What started out as an act of kindness five years ago has escalated into a devastating situation for both the owner of the dogs as well as the dogs who need more care than one man can give. It started with one stray picked up on the side of the road. The owner called animal control, but no one ever came out to take the dog. Then another two puppies were found a short time later, with those being kept as well.
In December, their owner and caregiver once again reached out for help from animals control. This time a rescue stepped up and offered to help. The puppies on the property at that time saved, but even after repeated calls the rescue never returned for the adult dogs. Now this caregiver is once again reaching out for help. Unlike many hoarding situations, the man asking for help is described as a kind person who tried to do the right thing. He spent most of his disability check on their care, but the number of dogs multiplied, and no one responded to his pleas for help.
These dogs are living outside in the heat with limited shelter and food, not vetted, unaltered and in critical need. Click here for a photo album of all of the dogs at the residence. Imagine Pet Rescue is over the project and is asking other rescues to step up to help with getting the dogs to safety. As you can see by their photos, they’re in relatively good condition, despite their circumstances.
Donations are urgently needed for all testing and subsequent medical care and transport, as well as food. Fosters are also being asked to come forward to offer temporary homes to the dogs until they’re healthy enough for adoption. The owner is willing to relinquish 17 or more to rescue. All dogs appear to be Australian Shepherd/Lab mix, all very sweet and range in age from puppies to adults.
If you can foster one or more of these dogs, or have room in your rescue, please contact Imagine Pet Rescue via Facebook or the Urgent Orangeburg SC Hoarding page. No bashing of this owner will be allowed on Examiner or the Facebook community page. He’s done his best to care for these dogs for the past five years and was refused help on multiple occasions. The primary goal is to get the dogs off the property and into a better environment.
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