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Dead and Neglected Dogs Found In South Carolina – Punish Their Owners!

Published: March 08, 2020 at 06:06 AM Author: Penny Eims

Lancaster County, South Carolina – Two people are facing charges after the authorities found dead and badly neglected dogs at their residence in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The individuals accused of mistreating these dogs are identified as Steppes Stagvelt Starwolf, age 62, and Stevie Jenna Starwolf, 53.

Deputies discovered a horrific situation in the 4000 block of Pageland Highway, Lancaster, on February 28. The bodies of 10 deceased dogs were found stuffed in trash bags and 25 malnourished and neglected huskies, as well as one cat, were found without food or water, in deplorable conditions.

The details surrounding this case are grim. Some of the dogs were locked in filthy cages that we closed with zip ties – others were running loose. Sheriff Barry Faile stated,

“Some of the officers involved on this call described the conditions of the animals and the home as the worst they’d ever seen.”

The surviving dogs were taken to the Lancaster County Animal Shelter for treatment and care. The Starwolfs were arrested and are facing ill-treatment of animals charges, in addition to citations for improper disposal of dead dogs, and failure to provide rabies vaccinations.

Please join us in sending these individuals to jail! These dogs were subjected to horrific suffering and many did not make it out alive. Your signatures will be sent to the prosecutor to let it be known that we DO care about these voiceless victims of senseless cruelty.

News:

https://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/2-charged-after-26-dogs-10-carcasses-found-in-lancaster-county-hoarding-situation

https://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/crime/article240813336.html

* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Update 4/6/2022: As of 4/6/2022, a  warrant is active for Stevie Jenna Starwolf.

Update 9/22/2021: The prosecuting attorney’s office has been in touch with Animal Victory. We have been informed that the case remains “pending,” and they intend to retry it at some point in the future. At this time, there is no date set for a new trial.

Update 8/5/2021: On 7/20/2021, Stevie Jenna Starwolf failed to appear; she was out on a $10,000 bond from 2020. Stepps Stagvelt Starwolf is pending an initial appearance.

Update 4/16/2021: Prosecutor Melissa McGinnis acknowledged and thanked Animal Victory for the petition for this case. She has advised Animal Victory that as of yet, there is no scheduled court date because of the Covid-19 shutdowns. She hopes to see this case scheduled in the near future.

Update 3/11/2021: The court clerk informed Animal Victory that courts have not resumed jury trials yet (Covid). Plans are to start trials again in April 2021. We were informed that Stevie Jenna Starwolf never showed up for her first court date.

Update 05/18/2020: Read Our Letter Here

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PRIOR SIGNATURES : 14061

Dead and Neglected Dogs Found In South Carolina - Punish Their Owners!

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
1,031 Olga Espinoza Jun 23, 2022
1,030 Cornelia Herschel Human beasts like this disgusting animal torturer deserve to be tortured themselves!!!!! I hate these vile monsters so much that I would put every single one of them in a sack and set it on fire!!!!! So that they can never again cause suffering to any living creature!!!!! Jun 22, 2022
1,029 Rochelle Massey Jun 21, 2022
1,028 Angela Steinberg Jun 18, 2022
1,027 Grace Vendemio Jun 02, 2022
1,026 Sara Sampkin May 29, 2022
1,025 Janice VanMarter May 29, 2022
1,024 Marion Friedl May 22, 2022
1,023 eugene henry May 17, 2022
1,022 Adrienne Kaiser May 05, 2022
1,021 Angela Dennis May 05, 2022
1,020 Cheryl Harlow Apr 29, 2022
1,019 Mitra Pejman Apr 29, 2022
1,018 mark gillono Apr 25, 2022
1,017 Jeff Dickson Apr 24, 2022
1,016 Frank Schultz Apr 24, 2022
1,015 Ashley Swinney Apr 22, 2022
1,014 Linda Topper Apr 21, 2022
1,013 Caroline Van Haeften Steppes Stagvelt Starwolf, age 62, and Stevie Jenna Starwolf, 53 are old enough to know better. The fact remains that the bodies of 10 deceased dogs were found stuffed in trash bags and 25 malnourished and neglected huskies, as well as one cat, were found without food or water, in deplorable conditions. This is a fact. GUILTY! Apr 21, 2022
1,012 Roslyn Pollinger Apr 20, 2022
1,011 Sydney Allrud Apr 10, 2022
1,010 Michael Casella Apr 08, 2022
1,009 Juliana Jordan-Huber Apr 05, 2022
1,008 Jocelyn Warburton Apr 01, 2022
1,007 kliontia-kalia konstantinou Mar 25, 2022
1,006 s. McConnell Mar 23, 2022
1,005 sari larue Mar 23, 2022
1,004 Nicole Cervino PEINE DE MORT...!!!!! Mar 19, 2022
1,003 Xiomy Velez JUSTICE AND PUNISHMENT Mar 08, 2022
1,002 James McVey Mar 07, 2022

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 14061