Almost a month ago exactly, the news broke that 357 puppies has been rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Cherokee County. Now, after several weeks of nursing them back to good health and the relentless efforts of the Cherokee County Animal Shelter, the pups are ready to be adopted!
The details of the case reveal that Guerry and Joy Wise have come to a settlement with the County including surrounding ownership of all animals and a $50,000 leon against the property where the kennel was to help cover the costs of caring for the animals.
The puppy mill was discovered after an officer from Cherokee County Marshal’s Office went to perform a compliance check at the property location. They then discovered the deplorable conditions the animals were living in and immediately requested a search warrant.
Thankfully, this story does have a happy ending. Thanks to the efforts of our public servants, veterinarians, and volunteers at the shelter, it’s time for these puppies for find their forever homes.
To bring one of these sweet pups into your home, come visit the Cherokee County Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 23rd at 10 am. Registration will begin at 9 am in the Senior Center and does require prepayment of the adoption fee of $100. Only one adoption will be allowed per household and chaperones will escort about a dozen individuals/groups through the adoption kennels at a time to match each pet with the family that will provide its home sweet home. Adopters must be pre-approved before they will get a chance to walk through the facility to find their new best friend.
For more up to the minute information on the event, please see the Cherokee County Animal Shelter’s Facebook page.