2 SC men ticketed after 10 dead dogs found

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RIDGEVILLE, S.C. — Two Dorchester County men have been ticketed after authorities found 10 dead dogs and 31 other neglected dogs on their properties.

A magistrate's order states that none of the dogs found in Ridgeville were healthy.

Multiple media outlets reported 18 of the 31 dogs seized at the properties have been taken to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Summerville. Operations manager Wendy Seay says the other animals have been placed in temporary homes.

Brian Edward Altman and Wyly Hampton Reeves were each given 11 tickets for animal neglect and are to appear before a magistrate in Summerville on Nov. 24. They could not be reached for comment.

Seay says the 18 dogs at her facility have heart worms, skin problems and sores on their feet and lower legs. She says many are underweight.

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justus4 10/28/10 - 09:36 am
Where is the Vick Doctrine?

Where is the Vick Doctrine? Where are the serious charges of animal cruelty? Why the casual approach toward the treatment of innocent animals and look at the number of deaths and they only got "ticketed." Wow! It only demonstrates how so-called "justice" is applied and how one critical factor determine everything. In case after case the pattern is clear to the informed observer. This case is just more evidence of selective enforcement and selective prosecution. Again, a clear pattern.

Dionysus 10/28/10 - 10:05 am
justus4, where does it say

justus4, where does it say what kind of dogs they were? Were they pitbulls trained for fighting that had been electrocuted for losing a bet? Perhaps they were just sorry ole coon hounds that the men couldn't afford to feed. I'll be waiting for a few more details.

Gordon 10/28/10 - 10:31 am
justus4, you can't expect the

justus4, you can't expect the same treatment in Virginia and South Carolina. They have different laws, different judicial systems, and different ideas on cruelty to animals.

Sweet son
Sweet son 10/28/10 - 02:45 pm
You know, I really wanted to

You know, I really wanted to respond to justus but guess what? He ain't even worth the effort.!!!! I am just shaking my head as I click on the save comment tab.

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