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Wanted! Man Has Taken Dogs From Shelter And At Least One Appears To Have Been Sexually Abused

Published: September 07, 2020 at 08:16 AM Author: Penny Eims


Aiken, South Carolina –  Police in Aiken County, South Carolina, are hoping to find a man who has repeatedly stolen dogs from an animal shelter. The suspect is believed to have sexually assaulted at least one of the dogs who was taken.

Aiken County Shelter manager Bobby Arthurs tells WJBF News, “It’s an ongoing case with the Sheriff’s Office. It has been going on since 2019, February to be exact.” He described the abuse the most recently stolen dog suffered, stating, “We suspected that our medical team has evaluated the dog and there appears to be some bruising in the vaginal part of the dog. Yeah, highly suspect it that it’s happened.”

This is an abhorrent criminal and he must be found, charged, and put away! Please sign the petition now – this man must be apprehended!

Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities. Please call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. Or, via Midlands CrimeStoppers. To provide a tip, call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or visit

This man has been targeting the Aiken County Animal Shelter for over a year and he must be found and stopped! All of the dogs stolen from the facility were taken from outside kennel areas, and they are all described as large breed, female dogs.

The suspect is described as a black male with dark hair, 5’8” to 5’10”, 135 to 155 pounds – his age is unknown.

We need your signature on this petition! When this man is found and apprehended, we want officials to know that he deserves the maximum punishment for his despicable behavior.


Victory! The police arrested and charged Donald James, 64, of Monetta. James was found guilty of multiple charges of violent burglary and sentenced in December 2021 to 7 years, serving 5, with three years of supervised probation with random drug screenings. We thank everyone who took the time to sign and share our petition! Your support was invaluable!

Update 9/22/2020: Animal Victory has spoken with Officer Faulkner, who is leading this investigation. While there is no new information in the case, he agrees that this is a disturbing case and appreciates our efforts to bring the person to justice.

Read our letter to Officer Faulkner here


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



Wanted! Man Has Taken Dogs From Shelter And At Least One Appears To Have Been Sexually Abused

137 signatures = 1% of goal


137 Juliana Jordan-Huber Apr 05, 2022
136 Jocelyn Warburton Apr 01, 2022
135 kliontia-kalia konstantinou Mar 25, 2022
134 sari larue Mar 23, 2022
133 Nicole Cervino PEINE DE MORT...!!!!! Mais il faut le découper en morceaux vivant avant..!!! Mar 19, 2022
132Anonymous JUSTICE!!!! Stop this sick MF and put him away for good. Mar 08, 2022
131 James McVey Mar 07, 2022
130 miriam taylor-east Mar 05, 2022
129 Pamela M Mar 05, 2022
128 Scott Markey Mar 01, 2022
127 Julie Houle Feb 27, 2022
126 Chloe-Nicole Bignoux Feb 27, 2022
125 Laura Cronick Omg wtf is wrong with u sick people crime against nature Feb 26, 2022
124Anonymous Very sick individual. He is a danger to society Feb 18, 2022
123 Isidora Lioumis Feb 17, 2022
122 Anita Gram Feb 17, 2022
121 Jane Gold Feb 17, 2022
120 Linda DeBoer Feb 16, 2022
119 Anna Menke Feb 16, 2022
118 Wendy Butler Feb 16, 2022
117 Denise Inkel Feb 16, 2022
116 Diana Coles Feb 16, 2022
115 Sandee Williams Feb 16, 2022
114 Cindy Frank Feb 12, 2022
113 Lisa Fadorsen Feb 12, 2022
112 Amy Dillon Feb 10, 2022
111Anonymous sick Feb 09, 2022
110Anonymous sick Feb 09, 2022
109Anonymous sick Feb 09, 2022
108 John Brain We are their voice Feb 07, 2022