A South Carolina man was recently arrested after a severely neglected dog, without adequate shelter, was found chained outside of his home in Greenwood. Responding officers discovered an emaciated female Doberman Pinscher who appeared to have been deprived of food for days. According to GWD Today, the owner of the dog has been identified as 38-year-old Charles Edward Bowick Jr.; Bowick is facing a charge of ill-treatment of animals.
The dog found chained outside of Bowick’s home was taken to the Humane Society of Greenwood where staff is doing its utmost to help her recuperate from the maladies resulting from her life of neglect. On Wednesday, the rescue coordinator for the shelter described the current status of the rescued dog, who has been dubbed, “Twinkle:”
Today Twinkle, as we have named her, is slowly gaining some weight. We have aged her at around 8 years old. When I was in her kennel getting pictures of her she was scared and shaky, I crouched down to hopefully make her more comfortable and she slowly army crawled over to me with her head down.
Heartbreaking to watch. She is scared, obviously not knowing what love even really is but she is a very sweet, gentle girl. She likes other dogs, she even gives kisses to her neighbor through the chain link.
Twinkle has been diagnosed with a mammary tumor, and she is also heartworm positive. Suffice to say, a great deal of care is needed for this senior dog, who has experienced too much neglect and heartache in her life.
Thanks to the efforts of the shelter staff, this ailing dog will have a safe place to recuperate. On Thursday morning, the rescue coordinator confirmed that Twinkle will be joining a rescue group to continue her recovery.
The Humane Society of Greenwood is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal welfare agency comprised of staff and volunteers. The HSOG is not funded by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), ASPCA, or any other national animal welfare agency. The HSOG is supported by donations and funding from Greenwood County to manage the Greenwood County Animal Shelter.
Under contract with Greenwood County, the Humane Society of Greenwood’s animal care professionals operate the Greenwood County Animal Shelter, the safety net for any lost, abandoned, or relinquished companion animal in Greenwood County. HSOG staff promote adoptions of shelter animals at the Adoption Center and at off-site adoption events, as well as work strategically with out-of-area rescue groups who adopt animals from the Shelter and re-home in areas outside Greenwood.
Find the shelter’s website at this link.