EFFECTIVE MAY 18, 2020, ALL ANIMAL CONTROL ISSUES MUST BE DIRECTED TO LAURENS DISPATCH AT 864-984-2523.
Saved from a Puppy Mill
by Becca Boronat
My name is Sasha Luna. My home was a puppy mill in Laurens County, South Carolina. I’ve lived there my whole life with 147 other dogs just like me, plus 107 chickens and ducks. There were also a few “hopping dogs;” humans called them “rabbits.”
I’ve always lived in a wire crate and it was lonely and scary. There was no soft bed. My paws hurt from walking on the wired mesh bottom. There were so many of my friends living in the same conditions. It was very hard to breathe there. Every time I took a breath, it hurt. People said it was because of the ammonia. Read more.
Laurens County Animal Services and Control’s mission is to:
- promote responsible domestic
- protect the public from nuisance domestic pets/livestock roaming throughout the County
- provide a temporary shelter for stray, unwanted or homeless domestic pets.
All activities shall be in compliance with State and local laws and regulations and performed by a humane and professional staff.
Cold Weather and Your Pet
Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Click here to help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health.