Reporting Animal Abuse: Be Their Voice

PHOTO CREDIT: Chuck Cook / AP Images for The HSUS On January 15th, over 270 animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and rabbits, were rescued by Laurens County Animal Control from a puppy mill in deplorable conditions. Anderson County Animal Control, Anderson County P.A.W.S. and Charleston Animal Society greatly assisted in the rescue efforts as well, and the animals are now in the loving care of shelters across the state. The investigation of the Laurens County puppy mill came after a complaint was issued by someone who visited the home to purchase a dog, but instead discovered animals in poor health, living in stacked wire cages. Click here for Laurens County Puppy Mill news artic

Em-Barking On A New Journey With Pets

Growing up, I was no stranger to moving around. Though I was practically born and raised in Aiken, SC, our family lived a short time in Colorado and Washington State and has lived in over nine different houses, apartments and townhomes. Since the time I moved out of my parents’ house, I’ve personally moved nine times between my time in Aiken, Charleston, and finally, back to Aiken. This brings my grand total to a whopping eighteen moves in 27 years. This most recent move, my husband and I moved out of our first home and into our (hopefully) forever home – YAY – but this time, moving was particularly exhausting. Between sorting through your life’s things, collecting boxes, packing, taking

New Year's Resolution: Save Lives

With a brand new decade, I’m feeling a new spark of energy to kick-start some personal goals, and maybe you are too! The New Year always brings motivation into our lives. This combined with the fresh slate of a whole new decade, you may be feeling extra inspired to dust off those personal goals that have been collecting dust on the shelf in the back of your mind. What better way to keep that New Year motivation throughout the whole year than to accomplish your goals with the help of some adorable, furry friends. Here are some ways you can help our community’s homeless and neglected companion animals in the New Year, while accomplishing your resolutions: Want to start volunteer work this ye


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