KeepHealthCare.ORG – Court officials: Florence woman indicted in connection with puppy mill bust
Florence, S.C. (WPDE) —
Donna Keller Lee, 70, has been indicted on a charge of one count of animal cruelty in connection with 133 dogs that were removed from her property in the Effingham community back in November, according to officials with the Florence County Clerk of Court’s Office.
Officials say they didn’t know when Lee was indicted.
The animals have been housed at an undisclosed location.
Florence County Environmental Services Director Herbie Christmas told us back in December the animals had all sorts of health problems and one had to be euthanized.
Charleston-based group, Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief took the 130 animals into custody.
No word on their conditions or if they’ve been adopted out.
We have contacted officials with the Florence County Magistrates Office to learn when Lee will be tried.