Animal control investigators were called to a barn in Honea Path on a report that several cows had been shot. Deputies say there were three dead cows in the barn but they had died from mistreatment.
Thirty-three-year-old Hilerey Jessica Kinzel was charged.
Two other cows and a horse were also malnourished and found in the barn.
Kinzel was being held in the Anderson County jail. It was not clear if she has an attorney.