142 dogs, other animals seized from Greenville Co. home - WNEM TV 5

142 dogs, other animals seized from Greenville Co. home

Posted: Updated:
Some of the dogs brought in to Greenville Co. Animal Care on Thursday. (June 20, 2013/FOX Carolina) Some of the dogs brought in to Greenville Co. Animal Care on Thursday. (June 20, 2013/FOX Carolina)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

More than 100 animals, mostly dogs, were taken from a Greenville County home, from what Animal Control officers called "filthy living conditions."

The owner of the home on Dunklin Bridge Road, Dale Ferguson, was cited on nine counts, five of which were animal cruelty.

By Thursday night, the animals have been moved to the Greenville County Animal Care shelter, where staff said this influx of animals means they need extra donations.

The shelter hopes that people can help with donations for supplies or to foster or adopt the other animals there so they'll have room to properly take care of the new ones.

There were 142 dogs seized in all, plus six quails, three chickens, a rabbit and a cat taken from the home near Fountain Inn.

Code enforcement officers put up official notices warning that no one can live, or be in the home because of its conditions.

Animal Control said Ferguson surrendered the animals to the county. Now the shelter needs to get them healthy and ready for adoption.

"You can imagine what happens when you all of a sudden have a couple hours' notice to take in this many animals," said Susan Bufano, spokeswoman for Greenville County Animal Care. "The staff has to go into overdrive and we have to really ask for donations, of people's time, of their interest in adopting or fostering, not just these animals, but just to create more space for us in the shelter."

Animal Control officers responded to the home after they received a call that there was a "large" amount of dogs there. When officers arrived, they said they found them to be "skinny" with "no shelter, no water"

Animal Control said Ferguson was being cooperative and that there didn't appear to be any malicious intent but that he thought he was taking care of them well enough.

Ferguson will appear in court on June 26.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All Rights Reserved.

  • 142 dogs, other animals seized from Greenville Co. homeMore>>

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:19:44 GMT
    WNEMWNEM
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
  • Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:12:22 GMT
    nonenone
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
  • Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Golf legend Tiger Woods was arrested around 3 a.m. Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.

    More >

    Golf legend Tiger Woods was arrested around 3 a.m. Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.