Deputies Find Remains of Hundreds of Dogs

7:48 AM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
  • As dusk ended their search Monday, Berkeley County deputies had assistance from volunteers with Animal Rescue and Relief to process the remains of at least 200 dogs behind a house off Howe Hall Road in Goose Creek. Forty-five dogs in poor health were taken from the property earlier in the day. (image by Wade Spees, Post And Courier of Charleston)
  • Loney Garrett of Garretts Court near Goose Creek was arrested Monday and charged with cruelty to animals. (image courtesy Post And Courier of Charleston)
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - Berkeley County sheriff's deputies have found the remains of hundrds of dogs behind a home in Goose Creek.

Deputies say 45 dogs in very poor condition were rescued from the home earlier this week.

Sheriff's spokesman Dan Moon says officers discovered the remains on Monday. 

The home owner, Loney L. Garrett has been charged with ill treatment of animals.

Moon says it appears some of the animals died from neglect. But he says a number of the dogs had been shot.

Volunteers with Animal Rescue & Relief of the Carolinas are trying to save as many of the 45 dogs as they can. The group took the surviving dogs from the property Sunday.

It was unclear if Garrett has a lawyer.




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