Sixteen Counts of Ill Treatment of Dogs

Randy Hill

 

A Gray Court man and woman have been charged with Ill Treatment of sixteen dogs. A sheriff’s statement indicates Animal Control responded to a residence in the 9,000 address-range of Highway 101 South, Gray Court at approximately 3:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon on a report of multiple dogs being underweight and living in poor conditions. Deputies reported that on arrival they observed dogs outside the home to be malnourished with ribs, hips and spines visible. After noting there were dogs inside the residence at that address, deputies entered the home and reported being met with an overpowering odor of ammonia. They reported the floor was covered in feces and overall filth. Dogs inside were discovered to be suffering from flea infestations and varying health conditions. Due to the condition of the animals and the home, the dogs were removed and placed in the Laurens County shelter for assessment and treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office arrested 66-year-old Faye Collins Hill and 63-year-old Randy Lee Hill, both of this address. Each has been charged with 16 counts, Ill Treatment of Animals. They are accused of failing to provide adequate food, water, medical care, and shelter/living conditions to 16 dogs in their care, as discovered Wednesday afternoon. Faye and Randy Hill remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning, awaiting a bond hearing.

Faye Hill

Regarding the case, Sheriff Don Reynolds said, “We will continue to be the advocate for these abused animals. These conditions will not be tolerated, and we will always pursue justice on their behalf.”