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O’ doggie, where art thou?

“If I could get them back I would cry a big puddle right here on the floor,” said former inmate whose dogs were taken
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Allen Peardon wants his dogs back. Buddy and Ching Ching are pictured above.

     What happens to pets when owners are put in jail? One Pickens resident had two dogs, Buddy and Ching Ching, taken by animal control when he was incarcerated. A neighbor complained about dogs running loose and the shelter picked them up like they would any other stray. The Pickens County Animal Shelter director said they are willing to work with pet owners in these cases, but they need to be contacted and made aware of the situation.

Read more comments from shelter director and find out about the man's efforts to get Buddy and Ching Ching home in this week's print or online editions.