Deputies says they have seized 177 dogs, a cat and a bird from an Anderson home. They also described finding several dead dogs.
Authorities say a complaint was made against Faith Patterson. Her husband is an Animal Control Officer for Anderson County.
Lt. Garland Major with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department says Wade Patterson has been charged, since he cared for the animals.
Patterson’s MySpace page indicated that she was running Bird Dog Rescue, which sold dozens of dogs.
Lt. Major says the conditions the animals were living in was deplorable, that five dogs were being kept in pins meant for two to three animals.
The animals have been taken to a shelter until authorities decide what to do with each of them.