The Humane society is calling for tougher laws for animal breeders after more than 200 dogs rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Edgefield County. See video of what HSUS found.
Breeder Callie Abel faces misdemeanor charges. She sold dogs online and her website showed a different picture than the one found by the HSUS, the Edgefield County Sheriff and State Senator Jake Knotts. The site had rotting carcasses, sick animals and puppies living in piles of feces. The U.S. Humane Society got involved after a local tip, and the Edgefield Sheriff’s Department escorted them to the property.
Kim Kelly, South Carolina state director for The HSUS said they would like to see laws to prevent someone convicted of large scale animal cruelty operations to be able to move to a nearby county and open up another operation.
Sen. Knotts (R-Lexington) says the state needs to put a stop to puppy mills like this and that he’ll do whatever it takes in the Legislature.
An HSUS team with tractor trailors removed about 200 animals to another shelter in Columbia.