More than 100 animals have been seized and an animal rescuer charged, after officers said they found the animals uncared for and hungry, according to deputies.Deborah Lynn Sheridan, of Golden S Rescue on Hamlin Road in Easley, was arrested for the ill treatment of animals for the first time two weeks ago. At that time, officers seized 11 dogs that they said were in danger of dying.Animal control officers went back to the shelter Wednesday afternoon and said they found no improvement to the dogs' conditions, so Sheridan was arrested again Thursday.Animal control officers seized the remaining 119 animals and transferred them to Anderson County's PAWS shelter.A release from the Sheriff's Office said that 40-60 animals were found to be extremely emaciated.Sheridan was cited for ill treatment of animals and improper burial. Her court appearance is set for March 31.
According to the office of the Secretary of State, Sheridan's organization, Golden S Rescue, was suspended and had not registered with the Secretary of State, so Sheridan should not have been accepting donations. The suspension was because Sheridan had not turned in financial reports to the to Secretary of State's office, according to officials.
While the Secretary Of State's office has not gotten any up-to-date financial information for the organization, News 4 has learned the last financial document turned into the IRS by Sheridan was for the year 2011, which showed the organization took in $97,311 in contributions.In 2011, Sheridan was not suspended by the Secretary Of State's office, but she had open violations with the Secretary Of State's office and was not registered, so she should not have been accepting donations at all, according to officials.