A woman running a commercial dog breeding operation is facing just one count of animal cruelty after a massive seizure from her property in South Carolina. According to WPDE News, 70-year-old Donna Keller Lee was running the breeding business in Florence County where 133 dogs were seized in late November.
According to WMBF News, dogs taken from Lee’s property were suffering from a variety of maladies, including “intestinal parasites, giardia, ringworm, tumors, ear and eye infections, eye injuries, badly infected mouths, upper respiratory problems, heartworm and more.” One dog was in such poor condition that humane euthanasia was necessary.
The dozens of dogs rescued from the breeding operation are now being cared for by Valiant: Animal Rescue & Relief in Charleston. On Monday, the rescue group stated, “We are in need of help in caring for these animals.”
Items to help the rescue care for the seized dogs can be found on the rescue agency’s Amazon Wish list here.
Or mailed to:
- Valiant Animal Rescue
PO Box 13477
Charleston SC 29422
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