Disturbing photos of allegedly neglected feral cats at the Marion County, South Carolina shelter are going viral on social media. Be sure to take a good look at the photos. Yes, the cats are locked in. There are maggots in the blue bucket. One cat is said to be dead in the cage. This is unacceptable!
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The following plea for help was posted along with the photos taken at the Mullins shelter stating
“SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE! Went to help at the MARION CO. ANIMAL SHELTER (SC) and this was the condition of their feral cats! All other animals were evacuated to a new temporary shelter, but these cats were left. Padlocked in, litters completely soaked and unusable, no food, and yes there is a dead cat in one of the kennels. Marion County has one of the worst animal controls/shelters in SC and this is uncalled for! Please share these photos and maybe we can cause someone to actually do something about this!”
Does anyone know the whole story on this horrible situation? Are the cats safe? What is needed and who should we contact?
Please post any information about the current condition of the cats in the comment section. Contact news media in the Marion County area. Trisha Dingle is doing a good job with updates on her Facebook page.
If the South Carolina shelter rings a bell of familiarity, I wrote on it for PoC after cats were shot and killed back in 2016. The code enforcement officer was fired.