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.