Truck loads of dogs seized from no-kill rescue agency in South Carolina
February 20, 2014
Approximately 100 animals have been seized from a self-described “no-kill’ rescue organization in Easley, S.C., reported Wednesday’s Fox Carolina News.
On Wednesday, Anderson County authorities executed a search warrant at the Golden S Rescue on Hamlin Road and the operator of the rescue organization, Debra Sheridan, was arrested and charged for ill treatment of animals.
Weeks ago, officials had visited the property and the owner was advised to improve the conditions for the animals; a return to the property revealed no improvements and the seizure commenced.
Anderson County sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Bruce told the Anderson Independent:
We found horrific, deplorable conditions,
The kinds of things that no one should have to live in.”
The dogs and cats rescued from the Golden S Rescue were taken in at the Anderson County PAWS facility, which has had to shut down for two days in order to handle the influx of animals.
On Thursday morning, Anderson County PAWS issued this notice on their Facebook page:
PAWS will be closed Thursday 2/21/14 and Friday 2/22/14.
Donations of supplies can be left at the front door.
We ask monetary donation be mailed to
1320 HWY 29 S
Anderson SC 29626
The problems at the South Carolina no-kill rescue agency are the latest in what appears to be a recurring problem with several so-called rescue agencies…just this February, hundreds of animals were rescued from a Bradenton, Fla., no-kill agency and less than a week ago, dozens of dogs were seized from a rescue agency in Tennessee.
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Deborah Lynn Sheridan, owner of the Golden S Rescue in Easley, S.C. was arrested on Thursday for the second time and charged with animal
Deborah Lynn Sheridan, owner of the Golden S Rescue in Easley, S.C. was arrested on Thursday for the second time and charged with animal cruelty and neglect of dogs reported wyff4.com.
Conditions at the rescue, located on Hamlin Road, had not improved according to deputies. At least 40 to 60 of the dogs on the property were emaciated.
Two weeks ago, Sheridan was arrested for animal neglect of 11 dogs.
Anderson County’s PAWS has now taken in 119 dogs.
“PAWS WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY DUE TO THE SURPLUS OF DOGS TAKEN IN TONIGHT!! Thank you for your support and understanding in advance!!
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Follow the updates on all of these dogs by clicking on the organization’s Facebook link.