GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Georgetown County Deputies are searching for the owners of six dogs found malnourished and possibly used as fighting dogs in the Jock Trail area of the county.
Authorities say on Nov. 19 deputies responded to the Oatland Section of Georgetown County in reference to animal cruelty, and discovered six Pit Bulls chained up behind an abandoned residence.
Three male and three female dogs were suffering the weight of heavy duty logging chains and several were out of reach of water, according to the deputies' report. All dogs were reported to be in poor health and displayed evidence of possible fighting injuries.
St. Frances Animal Center reports that the dogs showed aggressive behavior toward other animals. In addition, all six dogs exhibited signs of physical abuse by humans.
Anyone with any information in reference to the owners of these animals or any information regarding dog fighting please contact the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at (843) 546-5102.
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