Second person charged after dogs found abandoned, emaciated in Georgetown, authorities say

Second person charged after dogs found abandoned, emaciated in Georgetown, authorities say
Hailey Marie Lynch (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A second person is now charged in an animal cruelty case in Georgetown County.

According to information from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Hailey Marie Lynch, of Georgetown, turned herself into authorities Tuesday after a warrant was issued for her arrest on one count of animal cruelty.

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.

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.

Steven Graham, 24, of Big Dam Swamp Road, Andrews, was charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty on Monday.

The dogs were taken to St. Frances Animal Center for treatment, according to the GCSO.

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