Florence, SC – Certain dog stories so unpleasant that they are difficult to share. However, some stories are so important that they must be shared.
On June 23, 2010, city animal control was called to the residence of Charles Bell, where they discovered the dead body of a dog that had been left in a crate in the sun for two miserable, long days. The dog had been left in the locked crate with no food, no water, and most importantly, no shade. The temperatures were in excess of 100 degrees.
It is nearly impossible to comprehend the suffering that this poor dog endured as she lay in the intense heat with no means to cool her parched body. Apparently someone had asked the owner if the dog could be moved to the shade and he (Charles Bell) refused.
There are photos showing a kennel enclosure right next to the deceased dog’s wire crate. The kennel enclosure had a tarp on the top for shade, and a bucket full of water. The now deceased dog had to look at this kennel enclosure (that could have saved her life) as she lamented in the wire crate with no relief for her suffering. It appears that the dog was intentionally being made to suffer in the most inhumane manner possible.
This story is being relayed to readers for a very specific purpose. Charles Bell must be made to pay for his crime against this innocent dog. He is going to court on July 23 and there are people in his community that need to be aware of his actions – it is time to speak up on behalf of this abused dog – a dog that never had a voice – a dog that died alone in a horrible, agonizing manner.
Please contact the following people to voice your well thought out and professional comments (while this may justify outraged expletives, the letters and comments will hold more weight if they are provided with educated and thoughtful restraint).
Mayor Stephen Wukela (email@example.com)
Chief of Police Anson Shells: 843-665-3191
Major Carlos Raines- Criminal Investigations Div: 843-665-3191
Judge Debbie Jackson- 843-665-3148
More information on the Police Department, City of Florence can be found at www.cityofflorence.com.
Address for the above names:
City of Florence
City-County Complex AA
180 North Irby Street
Florence, SC 29501-3456
Please stand up for this dog – she had no voice as she lay dying last month. Please take a moment and voice your disgust over this man’s horrifying actions. Take a moment to let the courts and authorities in South Carolina that abuse can not be tolerated and abusive actions must be punished.
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