The animal cruelty case that the county sheriff investigated was reportedly the worst he had ever seen in his career as a law enforcement officer. The sheriff of the county was taken aback by the case.
When authorities in South Carolina responded to a complaint about a “smell of death,” inside the property of the chief executive officer of an animal rescue group, they discovered thirty dead animals. She was brought into custody after the incident.
The home of Caroline Dawn Pennington was investigated, and during the investigation, the authorities discovered the cadavers of 28 dogs and two cats that had been held in crates and cages before their deaths. Pennington, who is 47 years old, was arrested, and he is being charged with 30 separate counts of animal cruelty.
Because of the way the animals’ bodies had decomposed, the specialists believe that they had been dead for a considerable amount of time and that they most likely perished from a combination of malnutrition and dehydration before being found. During the investigation, it was discovered that the animals had defecated of their own free will. This was the conclusion reached.
The animals were mistreated and left alone in their cages for seven to nine months before they passed away, according to a spokesperson of the agency. The authorities of the Sheriff’s Department believe this to be the cause of the animals’ deaths, as stated by the representative of the agency.