Abused dog found in Orangeburg ditch 'doing a little better' but 'not out of the woods'


Those caring for a dog found abused and abandoned in a ditch in Orangeburg County say she is doing better but "not out of the woods."

Lowcountry Animal Rescue has been treating the dog they've named Haley since Friday. The dog was found with her legs tied tightly together. She was flea-ridden, malnourished and cut and swollen from the binds on her limbs.

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"Haley is doing a little better," an update from Lowcountry Animal Rescue shared late Saturday states. "She is eating, so we were able to start her on oral medication."

The dog is able to now take a few steps on her bandaged back legs, but she is still anemic and requires hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment.

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individual(s) responsible for Haley's abuse. The ditch where she was found is off Big Buck Boulevard near the Four Holes Swamp bridges outside of Bowman.

If you have any information, please contact Orangeburg County Animal Control by calling 803-534-0045, or by emailing

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