A staff sergeant at Ft. Jackson is accused of abandoning two dozen animals inside of an apartment in Richland County, South Carolina. According to Thursday’s WISTV News, 24 animals, including one dog, were found dead inside of an apartment that 36-year-old Kurt Hafner allegedly walked away from in February.
The foul smell of death led investigators to the gruesome discovery at the apartment on Meredith Square. Investigator Joseph Clarke described the horrific conditions inside, “This home was in disarray, to say the least. There was a lot of fecal matter from the K-9 that we found deceased. There was personal papers, residual ammunition, and personal property belonging to the suspect. The house was in tremendously bad shape with a really bad odor of decomposition.”
Among the deceased animals inside of the apartment were multiple venomous snakes, snapping turtles, a bearded dragon and a beagle mix dog.
Hafner has been taken into custody at Fort Jackson.
Betrayed dog left behind and in danger of being put down – read his story and how you can help, here.