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Humane Society Releases Video of Puppy Mill Raid in Johnston
web posted September 13, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Humane Society of the
United State (HSUS),
who aided in the raid to shut down a alleged "puppy mill" on Tuesday
morning by the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, has released a video
of the recovery of the animals. State Sen. Jake Knox is featured in the
video which also shows Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators helping
to recover the dogs.
Sen. Knox is shown expressing his disgust at the condition the puppies
and dogs were being confined in at the property of Callie Abel, who was
arrested on seven counts of ill treatment of animals at the time of the
"It's deplorable," Sen. Knox said in the video. "You don't treat
animals like this. Unless you see it, you wouldn't believe it."
Kim Kelly, South Carolina state director of the HSUS says
that it is important that someone who has already been convicted of
similar violations should not be able to move to an adjoining county
and start another operation. Abel was convicted on similar charges in
Aiken County in 2005 and then moved into Edgefield County.
The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office received complaints dating back
to 2009, but when inspections were made the facility was found to be
acceptable. Since then the only complaints were noise related which did
not grant them access to the property until the complaints that
launched an undercover operation in mid July.
Evidence gathered in that investigation led to the raid and the seizure
of the animals, records, and the seven arrest warrants.
To view the video
HSUS click here. [Problems have been encountered
viewing the video]
To contact the HSUS please
visit their website.
A YouTube Video has also been
raid which can be found here.
Puppy Mill Raided, Owner Arrested
web posted September 11 2012 4:00 pm
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