Deputies find dogs, puppies abandoned, emaciated in Georgetown; 1 arrested

Deputies find dogs, puppies abandoned, emaciated in Georgetown; 1 arrested
Deputies were alerted to dogs and puppies being left chained and in cages without food or clean water at a home on Voss Trail in Georgetown. (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A man faces more than a dozen charges in an animal cruelty case in Georgetown County.

Deputies were alerted to dogs and puppies being left chained and in cages without food or clean water at a home on Voss Trail in Georgetown.

Steven Graham
Steven Graham (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

On Sunday, deputies arrived at the home and found the dogs abandoned and in poor health. They found one adult dog and seven puppies inside a mobile home, while the others were chained outside.

Deputies said they appeared emaciated and some had sores. They also uncovered a number of dog skeletons in the yard.

Authorities arrested 24-year-old Steven Graham. He is charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty.

The dogs were taken to St. Frances Animal Center for treatment.

**WARNING: Some pictures posted by the sheriff’s office may be disturbing to some people**

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