More than 100 animals removed for neglect

Citing poor living conditions, officers removed more than 100 chickens, geese, dogs, ducks, goats, a cat, and more from a Hollywood farm.

The owner, Richard Gilliard, 64, was charged with at least nine counts of ill treatment to animals. Each count can carry a fine of up to $500.

The Post and Courier quoted Kay Hyman, the Charleston Animal Society's director of outreach and communications, as saying, "They're really not in bad shape other than lice, parasites. They're not emaciated. It looks like they were fed. ... They were really dirty (...) especially the dogs (...). We had to bathe them several times."

27 dead and 80 live animals were removed. The Charleston Animal Society has been receiving calls to adopt the animals.

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