400+ Animals Reportedly Found Starved and Rotting Deserve Justice

Target: Sandy Cruickshanks, County Attorney of Laurens County, SC

Goal: Punish suspects who allegedly neglected or exploited hundreds of animals to the fullest extent.

The reported largest animal cruelty case in South Carolina’s history resulted in the rescue of 400-plus animals. A large range of animals were included in the seizure, including horses, hogs, hens, roosters, rabbits, and dogs. The rescued allegedly suffered from severe emaciation, disease, and rotting gums and teeth. To compound the seeming crisis, a large barrel was reportedly discovered filled with dead and decaying chickens.  These animals may have been victims of a suspected cockfighting operation.

At least three individuals were charged in association with the alleged crimes: Robert Milton Kellett III, Tina Messer Hurley, and Jeffery Justice Dale Williams. Despite the ample evidence of apparent cruelty on a wide scale, these suspects only faced 11 counts each of cruelty-related offenses. Nine of the charges involved seeming torture, while one pertained to overworking animals and the other count targeted the alleged cockfighting.

These suspects, and anyone else associated, need to be held fully accountable. Sign the petition below to demand punishment to the fullest extent if they are found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Cruickshanks,

The case involving Robert Milton Kellett III, Tina Messer Hurley, and Jeffery Justice Dale Williams has been billed as the largest animal cruelty investigation in South Carolina’s history. Nearly 500 living beings reportedly almost died at the hands of these suspects. Many more dead animals were discovered on the property, possibly victims of an alleged cockfighting ring. These innocents seemingly suffered horrendously.

The suspects may be facing unrelated charges, but please put the full and appropriate weight on the alleged animal cruelty-related offenses. This state needs to send a message that it values all life, and every life must be safeguarded. No plea deals: prosecute with vigilance and seek the maximum possible penalty in the event of a conviction.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Laurens County Sheriff's Office

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98 Comments

  1. I live in South Carolina and it makes me sick that so many people don’t take care of their animals. There are backyard dog breeders that don’t give a rat’s ass about these animals, except for the money they get for puppies. These horrible people who neglected these 400+ animals should be locked up and the key thrown away. They deserve to be treated the same way they treated these poor animals

    • Like I always said. Eye for an eye. That’s the only way to make these monsters realize what they have done to these poor animals.

  2. All the people involved in this … need to fucking DIE!!!

  3. I agree with all your comments. I hope u have a judge in charge who is going to take this seriously and charge all of them with felonies, lock them up forever or the death penalty. They
    deserve nothing less. Where are the vigilantes who go after these scumbags
    Lock them up in the back woods no food no water, and let them die.

  4. Rhonda M Hodgman says:

    JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED! ALL DESERVE PRISON TIME!

  5. Sandra Weber says:

    What really bothers me almost as much as the severe abuse these animals suffered, is that some ho hum judge will most likely give them a slap on the wrist and off they go to do it again. Please make sure they get the most jail time and fines allowed.

    • Agreed, we have to do better, the standard ‘oh well, it’s just an animal so here’s your $20 fine” crap has to stop. Jail. fines and a permanent ban on animal ownership or contact.

  6. Delores Archuleta says:

    This pathetic act of abuse, neglect, murder is horrific, hard to believe there are humans as sickening and evil as this!

  7. PLEASE prosecute these deranged, shameful excuses for human beings to the fullest extent of the law. They MUST be put in PRISON! This is a horrendous case is animal abuse, cruelty, & torture! Sandy Cruickshanks it is your moral & ethical duty to stand up for the innocents these disgraceful, inhumane people put through HELL ON EARTH! PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND SEND THESE PEOPLE TO HELL! THEY DESERVE IT!

  8. JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED!!!! This is beyond Horrific!!! EVIL, SADISTIC FUCKING MONSTERS!!!! NEED DEATH OR PRISON FOREVER!~!!!!

  9. Look at their pictures! They are White Trash Meth addicts! Pieces of shit just like my neighbor who is gone thank God. They mess everything up starve and torture animals. And probably to get money for drugs were charging for cock fights. I can’t imagine what the inside of the house looks like.

  10. Barb Garrison says:

    The problem with these cruelty cases involves the apathetic judicial system. These are horrible crimes, and judges seem to treat them like someone stealing candy. In order for change to take place, that rights a wrong, we have to change the laws. No animal should be treated like this!

  11. Any “human” that can do this to animals needs the SAME done to them: put them on the ends of HEAVY chains in the middle of the woods with NO food, water, crack, meth or heroin! Let the bears and coyotes at their evil asses! And take this seriously law enforcement and ESPECIALLY judges!

  12. Cindy Miller says:

    This is just so sickening!! That many animals & no one was checking this hell hole out! The barrel full of dead animals, just plain sick! Theses animals didn’t deserve this life & we have to be their voice & I say put all involved in jail & make them paid all vet bills!!

  13. American Girl says:

    Cull these inbred mutants from society! They deserve everything tortuous they did to these beautiful, scared, suffering animals and then some! These inbred oxygen thieves are pictures of the abortions their mothers SHOULD have had! Disgusting fucking bastards !

  14. Pamela Hengst says:

    Sickening. Those poor animals. South Carolina, please make an example of these abusers. All need to go to prison. Any money they have must be taken and given for the care of the animals.

  15. Michael McCormick says:

    Hang the cunts upside down! When will these fucks develop some compassion for other living creatures? There is a special place in hell for those assholes who starve animals.

  16. lauren oliver says:

    South Carolina needs better laws. Please, for the innocent animals, get it together.

    • You are all right and I Givenchy you my voice! That “people” are monsters, they should NOT to have children, and punishmant shuld be severe, strong … poor, poor totally innocente animals

  17. FOR ALL OF THESE 3 CRUEL ABUSIVE IDIOTS NEED TO BE STARVED TO DEATH– GIVEN NOTHING TO EAT AND NOTHING TO DRINK BUT MAKE THEM ALL 3 WATCH OTHER PEOPLE EAT FOOD AND DRINK!!!!!

  18. Michelle Stewart says:

    That is sickening and very maddening that they would only be charged with 11 counts. Each one of those people must be made to serve life in prison with no early parole or execute all of them. They are scum and don’t deserve to live. They will just do it again

  19. No jail time for these SOB’S, just shoot them and be done with it ASAP!!!!

  20. Jane B Todaro says:

    THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED THESE OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, REPREHENSIBLE, TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE ACTS AGAINST THESE POOR, DEFENSELESS ANIMALS SHOULD BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW AND NEVER ALLOWED NEAR AN ANIMAL EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT IN THE NAME OF SAM HILL IS THE MATTER WITH THESE PEOPLE???????!!!!!!!!!

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