Rescue group shocked by dismal conditions at rural shelter – borderline ‘abuse’

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A rescue group recently reached out to a small, rural animal shelter in Allendale, South Carolina, to offer assistance. The group had been warned that the small shelter struggled, but what they found upon arrival shocked them. In fact, the conditions at the facility were described as “deplorable,” and borderline “animal abuse.”

Dismal conditions at shelter

The rescue group wrote:

We heard they didn’t have much food, and some days the dogs go without eating….so we packed our cars with food and off we went. We knew it was going to be bad, we were warned of the conditions prior. Nothing could have prepared us for what we were about to see.

Emaciated dogs living in awful deplorable conditions, border lining animal abuse. This county run facility is overseen by the sheriff’s department and is run by ONE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER! There are NO EMPLOYEES

The rescue organization learned that the shelter is run by an inmate, and that the annual operating budget is paltry. The rescue agency decided to take action, writing:

This shelter needs help! We need to be the voice for those that have none. The HSUS has been contacted and we are hoping to attend the next county council meeting to voice our concern for this facility and the animals that it houses. The conditions are deplorable to say the least…worse than any we have ever seen. We took 3 dogs home with us, the ones that were least likely to make it out of there alive…2 black dogs and a pitti

Thanks to the rescue agency’s efforts, donations have been coming in to the small shelter, and the dogs who were there have been pulled. Clearing out the shelter has provided the opportunity for a deep cleaning and repairs to be done.

But more help is needed! If you would like to help the Allendale County Animal Shelter please read on….

The volunteers at Partners For Pets of Allendale County does have an Amazon wish list and the link is below so any donations can be sent directly to them.…

The link to donate through PayPal to Partners For Pets of Allendale County is below for any monetary donations.

If you would like to send a donation or have something shipped, here is their mailing address:
Partners For Pets of Allendale County
478 Crescent Dr
Allendale, SC 29810

Please help – the homeless pets are relying on the kindness of strangers.

Note: The rescue who shared this information has asked for the Allendale County shelter to NOT be criticized. They are operating on a small budget, with no help. They are located in one of the poorest counties in the state. The shelter needs help – not shaming.

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  1. Jan Barnes says:

    It seems they somehow could have had more than one person taking care of the facility. What about volunteers? In any case, the animals REALLY need help!


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