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Starr man accused of mistreating 126 dogs out of jail on bond

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One of the rescued dogs at a shelter in Anderson County. (Aug. 13, 2013/FOX Carolina) One of the rescued dogs at a shelter in Anderson County. (Aug. 13, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Donald Black (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Donald Black (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Anderson County man is accused of running a suspected puppy mill on his Starr property.

Anderson County deputies said Donald Black, 72, was arrested Tuesday morning on four charges of ill treatment of animals. Deputies said the charges are for the mistreatment of 126 dogs.

More than 150 puppies and dogs were rescued from the property Saturday where authorities said many were sick with Parvo, flea-infested and were dirty.

Deputies said the man relinquished the dogs to animal control.

All of the dogs were bathed Saturday then transported to another shelter where they are being treated and quarantined until they're healthy enough to be brought to the county shelter.

Anderson County P.A.W.S. is helping take care of the animals and are in need of donations including dog food for puppies and adult dogs, paper bowls, puppy pads, paper towels, dish detergent, towels, newspaper, long shredded paper and any other dog-related items to help care for the rescued animals.

Black was released from jail on $4,370 bond.

P.A.W.S. has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday morning to give an update on the dogs and their care along with the Humane Society and RedRover.

RedRover is a California-based nonprofit group that sent 14 volunteers to the Upstate to help P.A.W.S. care for the dogs.

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