Law enforcement officials are investigating an animal cruelty case. The incident occurred at a home on Promise Land Road in Kingstree. Officials responded to the call on the morning of May 29. When they arrived they found at least two dead dogs. One of the dogs located in the backyard appeared to have been dead for a numbers of days. Two other dogs appeared to be emaciated. All dogs were chained. The emaciated dogs were taken into protective custody. Michelle Reid, Animal Forensic Specialist with Valiant in Charleston was on scene but was not able to comment pending the investigation.

No charges have been filed at this point as the incident continues to be under investigation. If you suspect animal cruelty, contact Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 355-6381.