ANDERSON CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A mother and daughter have been charged after multiple animals were taken from a property in Belton, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to a home on Amity Road on Monday, September 25th, at about 5:30 p.m., in reference to numerous horses being kept in deplorable conditions, the sheriff’s office says.
When deputies arrived, they noticed several horses who appeared to be underweight and some that were thin and emaciated.
Deputies say they saw no food or water available, but say the property was in filthy condition.
Investigators say 11 horses, 5 dogs, 1 goat, and 1 duck were removed from the property.
70-year-old Glenda Gale Hicks and 38-year-old Jamie Gale Hicks were charged with 17 counts of Ill Treatment of Animals.
The sheriff’s office is now auctioning off the horses. They say it is imperative that the animals are purchased and give a good home in order to avoid any detrimental outcome.
Here is the list of horses:
All nine animals have tested EIA negative as evidenced by their Coggins reports and have been under the care of a local veterinarian since being seized from the previous owner.
The auction will take place on May 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Martin Veterinarian Services located at 1345 Cherokee Rd., Pelzer, South Carolina, SC 29669 with the horses being awarded to the highest bidder.