Dozens of Upstate dogs are getting a chance for a better life. Over 50 dogs were rescued from a hoarder in Abbeville County last month. Now, they’re getting new homes.
“They have to learn how to trust people. They just haven’t been around people, you know,” Sherry Biang said, the Anderson County Humane Society Adoption Coordinator.
Weeks ago the pups were found covered in urine and feces, in cages stacked high on an Abbeville County property. Some were missing eyes and legs. Others were pregnant.
Deputies seized 53 dogs from the home and they were taken to 5 animal rescue groups across the Upstate. Eight went to the Anderson County Humane Society.
“We are trying to get them to come around and get out but it is hard but they are finally getting better,” Kaylynn Hippler, the Anderson County Humane Society Vet Tech, said.
“If they’re in need, hurt or injured and you just turn it around. It’s a mangy dog, and within a month they have hair. It is wonderful,” Biang added.
After weeks of treatment, they were finally able to put them up for adoption outside the Anderson Pet Smart Saturday. All it takes is a $ 50 adoption fee and an application process to make sure the dogs go to the right forever home.
“They’re scared, like they would be. They’re frightened of the commotion and all of that but they’re doing really well,” Biang said about the dog’s first outing.
The organization says the dogs have special needs, so the new owners will need to be able to give them proper care. They say patience and time will be important in getting the dogs acclimated.
“You are rescuing more than just that animal. You’re opening up a spot for another animal to come in and so you are rescuing you, the dog and another dog coming in. It is a win, win for everybody,” Hippler said.
The dogs that weren’t adopted Saturday will stay in foster care with the Anderson County Humane Society, until the right adoptive family comes along.
To find out how you can adopt one of them, call the Anderson County Humane Society at 864-225-9855 or 864-367-7220.