Good Looking Murray


The WLBG Pet of the Week is a good looking fellow.

Murray is a chocolate lab mix.  He’s solidly built and weighs in at about 70 pounds.  He’s up to date on his shots and meds.

Murray is heartworm positive but don’t let that stop you.  The Heart of Laurens County Animal Control organization will sponsor those treatments.

The $45 cost of adoption will also cover having Murray neutered.

Murray is super friendly and loves to run.  Looking to do some hiking or jogging……Murray will be with you every step.

Now, Murray is going to need a good sized fence for when he’s outside.  Those long legs that make him look grand also enable him to jump a short fence with ease.

If you’d like to meet Murray just call (864)682-4935.  That’s the number for the shelter.

Murray is a beautiful, sweet and loyal animal who would love to be a part of your family forever.  He deserves a shot at life and you could be just who he’s been waiting for.

Please SHARE.  There’s someone out there for Murray.  You may think you just don’t need a dog.  You may be wrong about that.


Donnie Wants To Play

Say hello to Donnie, the WLBG Pet of the Week at the Laurens County Animal Control Shelter.

Two year old Donnie is a playful and lovable lab mix.  If you’re looking for a forever friend for your family (especially if you have kids who love to run and play)………..Donnie is an excellent choice.

He’s up to date on his shots but he is also heartworm positive.  He needs treatment for that BUT he does have sponsorship for that treatment so don’t let that stop you.

If you’d like to meet Donnie, call the shelter at (864) 682-4935.  Let’s make Donnie smile.

And please SHARE.  Someone out there needs this dog.  He’s ready to make them smile too.

So………You Want Snow?

Every once in a while, the perfect dog comes along.

This is Snow.  Not only is Snow a beautiful animal, he’s also an affectionate snuggler.  He’s just one belly rub away from being yours forever.

Snow is 4 years old, gets along great with other dogs and just loves to play catch.  He’s heart worm positive but……..the good folks from Heart of Laurens County Animal Control will provide the heart worm treatments.

Adoption fee is just $45 and that includes making sure Snow is up to date on his shots and neuter surgery (required).  Call the shelter (864)682-4935 if you’d like shake hands with Snow.  You may have just found your best friend ever.

Oakley Has Paid His Dues

Oakley is a 2 year old male and he’s been at the shelter for too long.  He’s described as an absolute gentleman.  Now, that’s saying a lot for any dog in a shelter.

Shelters, even the very best ones, tend to stress dogs.  Even good dogs tend to act………well……..stressed.  But Oakley takes it all in stride.

Oakley has tested heartworm positive but his treatments have already begun.  If he’s adopted they will continue but not at the new owner’s expense.  The good folks of the non profit Heart of LCAC are providing for Oakley’s treatment.

Oakley weighs in at 50  pounds.  He’s a lovable, ready made friend.  He’d be a great dog for kids to play with.  If push came to shove…….he’d be a protector as well.  He’s just got that look that says “Don’t mess with these babies.  They’re mine.”

If you’d like to know about this “absolute gentleman” call the shelter:  (864)682-4935.

And please SHARE.  Oakley has paid his dues at the shelter.  It’s time he had his own family to love.


Cure for Boredom


Say hello to Indie.  Indie is a good girl but she’s young (18 months) and full of energy.  If you’re retired and looking for a dog who loves to snuggle up while you read a book this is not your girl.

Indie loves to run and play.  She’s a definite alpha female so it’s doubtful she’d get along with other dogs………unless they willingly acknowledge her preeminence.

She’d be a wonderful companion for kids.  She’s not a small dog.  Indie weighs in at 60 pounds.  She’d be protector, playmate and companion par excellence.

If you’d like to meed Indie………call Laurens County Animal Control.  (864)682-4935.

And please SHARE……………this girl needs to love and be loved.  I’d sure love to hear that she’d leaving the shelter in a minivan full of younguns.

Big Boy Sweetie


They call him Bishop.  He’s not a tiny little dog.  Bishop weighs in at about 55 pounds.

But that’s 55 pounds of pure love.  He loves people, gets along well with other dogs………….shoot, Bishop might even like SOME cats.

Got kids?  Bishop would be a fantastic friend and protector.  Got an older dog already?  Bishop will make friends and they’ll be buddies.

Yes, you can visit Bishop at the shelter.  Just call (864)682-4935 and make an appointment.  I think you’ll fall in love with Bishop.

Now, if you want to see Bishop make it to his forever home but you just can’t right now……..please SHARE his story and photo.  There just HAS to be someone who needs a friend.

My Name’s Poncho


Say hello to Poncho.  He’s a 2 year old shepherd mix.  Poncho is not huge but he’s not a tiny little thing either.  He weighs in a 48 pounds.

Poncho is a loving dog who really needs help.  You see, Poncho is heartworm positive so he’s going to have to have treatments and will need to be kept inside in a place where he can rest while those treatments are ongoing.

Now, Animal Control will cover the cost of those treatments so don’t freak out.  He just needs to take it easy in a relatively quiet place for a while.

The end result will be a loyal, loving friend who will never let you down.  If you think you can help…………call the shelter:  (864)682-4935

And please, please SHARE.  There has to be someone willing to help out a good dawg.

Hey Boomer!

This is Boomer.  This big lovable lug is about 4 years old.  He’s heartworm negative  and in really good health.  He has only one problem………….he’s a big lovable lug without a family to call his own.

Boomer was picked up as a stray in early August.  He’s a big boy.  He weighs in at 65 pounds.  He gets along great with other dogs and absolutely adores any human contact he can get.  At the shelter, he hugs anyone who comes into his kennel.  This dog craves human contact.

Boomer will be your devoted companion………the kind of dog you always wanted.  If you have a big heart (big enough for a big lovable lug), Boomer is your guy.

Just call Laurens County Animal Control (864) 682-4935 and make an appointment to meet Boomer.  Be warned though… will love this boy.

Please SHARE…………..Boomer deserves a family to tease him, play with him………a family he can love, protect and watch over.  If your family is missing a Boomer – we found him for you.

You’re welcome.


Have You Room For A Titan?


They call him Titan.  He’s a big sweetie (45-50 pounds).  Loves everyone and gets along well with his four legged friends as well.

Titan is two years old neutered, heartworm negative and up to date on his shots.  He’s got it all except for what he wants the most………….his own humans to love.  Titan has been at the shelter of Laurens County Animal Control about a month.

He’s a people dog and he’s not getting nearly enough people time.  If you want a friend forever, here he is.  He’s just a goofy, fun guy who will love you more than he loves himself………lots more.

So, if you need someone to pick you up when you’re down or make the fun times hilarious……….here he is.

But I’d change his name.  Titan sound silly.  I like Seymour.

If you want to know more about Titan (or Seymour) call the shelter: 864-682-4935.

And please SHARE.  Someone out there needs Seymour (or Titan) just as much as he needs them.  We gotta find that person.


Amber – WLBG’s Pet of the Week


Everyone says Amber is a bit shy.

She’s young (just over a year old), healthy (heartworm negative), friendly (you can win her over with a belly rub) and she walks great on a leash.

Amber weighs about 45 pounds and she’s about knee high.  All she really needs is a family to call her own.  She’d be great with kids but if it’s just you………she’d be okay with that too.

Amber is at the shelter of Laurens County Animal Control.  Adoption fee is $45 and that includes her being spayed and her shots.  Call (864) 682-4935 to learn more about Amber.

And please SHARE.  Amber needs love and she has a lot of love to give.

A Prince of a Fellow

Prince………..seems like the proper name for this young fella.  I cannot explain how or why but this beautiful dog has been at the Laurens County Animal Control shelter for about two months.

Prince is 3 to 4 years old, is heartworm negative and is just sweet boy in addition to be about as handsome as they come.  He doesn’t have the nose of a boxer but he’s got that gorgeous coat and markings.

Do you need a companion?  Do your kids need a loyal best friend?  Prince is your guy.

He’s available for adoption right now at Animal Control.  The shelter is at the corner of Mount Vernon Church Road and Torrington Road near the Laurens County Airport.  Come see Prince, take him for a walk…… just might be meeting the best friend you’ve ever had.  You can call (864)682-4935 to start the process.

And please SHARE.  Prince needs a break and somebody out there needs a friend.

Eric Clapton Loves Her

Say hello to Layla.  No, it’s not the Layla that Eric Clapton was singing to but she’s a real Layla nonetheless.

Layla has been at the Laurens County Animal Control shelter for almost two months now.  Her life has not been easy.  Before the shelter her life was a chain with little human contact.

Somehow, she’s still a friendly, happy girl who loves people.  I guess she’s just a very forgiving girl.  Layla is about 7 years old with a beautiful brindle coat.  She is heartworm positive so be aware of that.  Heartworms are serious if not treated but if you want………you can be her miracle.

As I said, her life has not been easy.  Are you her game changer?  Visit Layla by appointment by calling (864)682-4935.

PS:  Look at those eyes.  Their the window to her spirit.

Please, please SHARE

It’s CARLA!!

Say a special hello to Carla.  She’s a big, strong girl…..sweet as can be.  Carla weighs 58 pounds and she’s a two year old pit mix.  Right now Carla holds the dubious distinction of being a resident of the shelter at Laurens County Animal Control the longest.  She needs our help to find her forever home.

Adoption fee is just $45.  Carla is heartworm negative, spayed and up to date with her rabies shots.

She’ll be a loving, protective and loyal member of your family.

Now, do me a favor……….if you envision Carla on a chain in the back yard……..keep moving.  That’s not the life Carla needs .  But if you want to rub her belly, get down in the floor and tickle her, let her lay her head in your lap while you watch TV and go for rides and chase butterflies in the sun………..please let Carla love you.

For more adoption info call Laurens County Animal Control:  (864) 984-6812.

And please SHARE.  The perfect family for Carla is out there and they need her as much as she needs them.  We just have to find them.

Little Girl Needs You

Meet Daisy……….a little girl who has had a hard life.  Things were bad – real bad – but times are looking up for her lately.

Daisy was found chained to a tree.  She was almost dead.  She weighed less than 20 pounds.  The veterinarian said Daisy was just a few hours away from death.  Even with expert care it was touch and go for a while.

But Daisy did survive and responded tremendously to good care and good food.  She has rebounded and now weighs in at around 50 pounds.  Just look at those eyes.  All Daisy needs now is a chance to be someone’s best friend.

Daisy is two years old.  She is heartworm positive but with a Pro Heart 12 injection she’s good to go for another year.

What Daisy needs is to love and to be loved.  Wanna be her hero?  Are you the one to complete this miracle transformation?

You can visit Daisy at Laurens County Animal Control.  They’re at the corner of Torrington Road and Mount Vernon Chuch Road near the Laurens County Airport.  If you’d like more information about Daisy, call (864) 984-6812.

And please SHARE this.  Let’s find Daisy a hero.

She Needs Love…..Do You?

Her name is Sally and she’s approximately 3 years old.  Sally was abandoned and was on her own.  Some neighbors fed her occasionally and she somehow survived.  What she really needs is just be loved and to be able to love someone.

Sally loves to run and play…….with people or with other dogs.  She is a bit aggressive when it comes to her food.  That’s probably because of her time fending for herself.

She will also crawl up into your lap sometimes.  She needs your attention.  She never meets a stranger and loves hugs from anyone.

Sally is now up to date on vet care and she’s been fixed.  All she needs now is you.

You can meet Sally in person at Laurens County Animal Control.  You’ll find it on across from the south end of the runway at the Laurens County Airport at the corner of Torrington Road and Mount Vernon Church Road.  The phone number: (864)682-4935.

Sally needs you.  Maybe you need her too.

Little Boys Need Love

Mom has a home.  Their 5 sisters have a home.  But these cute little fellas are still waiting.  They want a forever home too.  And love……..lots of love.  They promise snuggles, kisses and a wagging tail when they see their human every day.

Left to right we have:

Barney – Kind of a laid back sweet snuggler.
Bam Bam – Affectionate and energetic. (You can see that in his eyes)
Fred – Fred tries to talk and he’s getting closer and closer.
Slate – A bit low key and happy.  Little guy with a big ol’ heart.

They’re 9 weeks old and a lab mix.  They should end up about 40-45 pounds.  They’re all neutered and up to date on all their shots and heartworm prevention.

This Fab Four currently resides at the Laurens County Humane Society on Poplar Street in Clinton.  Go see them!  You can call the Humane Society at (864)833-9060.

And please SPREAD THE WORD.  We got 4 little bundles of love that somebody desperately needs.

It’s Jack!


I’m about to tell you a sad story.  It’s about this dog named Jack.

Jack’s  a great dog.  He’s just over a year old, neutered, up to date on all his shots and heartworm negative.  He loves to play fetch.  He’s playful and energetic.  He just needs a home………one that lasts forever.

You see, Jack has been adopted……more than once.  Through no fault of his he just keeps coming back.

This all started when Jack was about six months old.  He was surrendered to Greenville Animal Care Services.  I don’t know why and I’m sure it was no fun at all for Jack.

Good News!  Jack was adopted by a family with kids!  What a happy day that was.

Bad news…….it lasted a month.  Jack’s puppy self chewed up some things…….especially when he was left alone in the apartment.  That probably happened a lot.  He was great with the kids but it didn’t work out and the family surrendered him to the Laurens County Humane Society in January.

Good News!  Jack was adopted by a new family just 10 days later.

Bad News……….3 weeks later he was brought back.  Worse News…….he’d been hit by a car and had a broken leg.  The family that adopted him said they couldn’t spend the amount of money required to repair the fracture.

So, Laurens County Humane Society got him to a veterinarian.  His injuries were successfully treated and he lived at their Adoption Center while he recuperated.

Good News!  Jack was adopted again!  In March, a woman took Jack home.  He hit pay dirt.  She loved him and he loved her.  Yes………finally Jack was home.

Very Bad News.  Jack’s loving owner fell ill.  Critically ill.  There was no choice.  Jack went back to the Laurens County Humane Society…….again.

Jack weighs 43 pounds.  He’s a mixed breed bundle of love and (somehow) joy.  He really needs somebody to love.  Could that be you?

In his last (and most successful) placement Jack was an inside dog.  He really would love to be someone’s constant companion…….your shadow.

If you can provide a home for Jack…………get on the phone!  Call the Adoption Center at (864) 833-9060.

If you can’t do that then please SHARE!  I believe in happy ever after.  Jack really, really needs that.

Please adopt these guys! 25 years ago they didn’t look so emaciated.

I have a soft spot for old dogs.

Leroy, Jr. – Let’s Save A Life

L.J…………..for Leroy, Jr. If you followed our post about Leroy you’ll understand.
He’s our WLBG Pet of the Week. He’s a little boy about 8 months old and he really, really needs a family to love.
He’s not a big fella………..weighs just over 20 pounds. He’d be ideal for a family with kids he can bond with and watch over.
Another reason we need Leroy, Jr. out of the shelter is because they are at capacity with Laurens County (SC) Animal Control. And when the shelter is full, bad things have to happen. L.J. has been there a while. He does not have a lot of time.
If you want more info on L.J. call Animal Control (864)984-6812. If you’re interested in a smaller or bigger animal, call them. They’re full. They’ve got all kinds of good dogs who need someone willing to save their life.
And please SHARE this pic. Spread the word. Let’s save this one in memory of Leroy.

A Hero’s Dog Needs Help



This is difficult. Get a tissue or three and please understand that I wrestled with whether to even tell you. I feel that I have to however.
Leroy was posted as the WLBG Pet of the Week. He was a depressed 13 year old black lab. His owner, a Korean War Veteran, had been taken to a VA Hospital and his return was doubtful.
We all celebrated when a home was found for Leroy. A rescue group picked Leroy up at Laurens County Animal Control yesterday morning. First stop was a veterinarian’s office in Columbia before he headed to the family who awaited him.
During that vet visit it was discovered that Leroy was very sick. He was entering the final stages of congestive heart failure. Perhaps some of what we interpreted as depression was actually the result of Leroy struggling to breathe.
On the advice of this vet and after much discussion, the hard decision was made. They went out and got a cheeseburger just for Leroy. He enjoyed that. He was petted and held as he was put to sleep. It was the right decision but it sure is difficult to tell you about it.
Please don’t be discouraged by this because I asked Animal Control for another dog to post up for rescue. In just a little while I’ll do just that. I think I’m gonna call this new one LJ………….Leroy, Jr. He’s still mostly pup.
Thank all of you for your help in the attempt to rescue Leroy. He was a good dog. Godspeed Leroy. Wait at the bridge.

UPDATE:  Leroy has a home.  Laurens County Animal Control advises that Leroy will be leaving the shelter on Tuesday morning 18 April.  Thank you to all who spread the word.


If you ever needed a definition for depression……….here it is.
This is Leroy. He’s 13 years old and his world has come crashing in. His owner is a Korean War Veteran who is now at a Veterans Administration hospital. He may not return home.
The man’s wife as been attempting to care for Leroy but she’s not really able herself. He’s now at Laurens County (SC) Animal Control. Like I said, his world has come crashing in on him.
This is a challenge. He needs a home but he has lots against him. He’s an old dog. He’s very depressed and will need loads of attention and love.
Animal Control has agreed to adopt Leroy with NO adoption fee at all. He needs out of the shelter. It’ll take a special person – a special family to help Leroy. Could that be you? Call Animal Control at (864)984-6812 for more information about Leroy.
And please SHARE this photo. Somewhere out there is someone who will take a Hero’s dog and help him smile again. We just have to find that special someone.