Two people in Horry County, South Carolina, have been arrested after multiple dogs were found tethered by heavy logging chains on property in the Conway area. According to WMBF News, Destiny Nautica Freeman, 25, and Peter Maurice Freeman, 35, are facing multiple counts of ill treatment of animals.
The disturbing situation discovered in Horry County
On July 25, the authorities were called out to perform a welfare check on dogs being kept at property on Hucks Road. Officers found multiple dogs on heavy logging chains, and other dogs in a filthy pen. Some of the dogs found at the property were described as “severely emaciated.” All of the dogs are said to be pit bulls or pit bull mixes. One of the dogs at the property had a broken leg with a bone protruding from it.
This was not the first time that officers had visited the same residence. Earlier in the month, officers visited the property and spoke with Destiny Freeman – at the time, officers expressed concern because the dogs appeared to be malnourished and were living in poor conditions.
The conditions had not improved for the 11 dogs when the officers returned to the property on July 25.
Arrested and released
The Freemans were arrested and they are facing 11 counts for ill treatment of animals – they were already released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a bond.
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