Patches & Pokemon – The Lucky Ones


Remember these cute guys?

They’re the lucky ones.

Patches and Pokemon were both rescued from Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, a  high-kill shelter in rural South Carolina. These pups both have a very happy ending – they’ve been adopted out to amazing forever families.

Sadly, at least six (and likely up to twenty-two) other pups from Chesterfield County Animal Shelter in South Carolina were not as lucky.

Last Friday those pups were taken out of the Animal Shelter, walked across the road to the local dump, and were used as target practice. Their bodies were buried at the dump.

We’ve been following this story for several days now, but it just seems to get more horrific each day. The idea that something like this could happen in a city/county shelter that is run through the Sheriff’s department shocked us beyond belief. Even more so, the realization that this is not the first time this has happened as evidenced by the bones of long-dead bodies and bones that investigators keep finding at the dump, has all of us more than a little heartsick.

This situation is disgusting, and disturbing, and beyond heartbreaking.

It is time for a change in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

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If you are interested in donating to directly help the animals from the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter you can do so through Paws and Claws, a Chesterfield County local non-profit. Donations can be made online here:

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For more updates on this story, check out Seattle DogSpot (an awesome site for those in Seattle and beyond!) Seattle DogSpot has covered the breaking story and subsequent updates here:



2 Responses to “Patches & Pokemon – The Lucky Ones”

  1. Gabe de Kelaita Says:

    Awesome looking kids! 🙂

  2. Stacey Morris Says:

    Thank you for posting this… it is horrific what they did to those poor souls! Thank God Patches and Pokemon made it out of that hellhole, thanks to you!

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