Loki (front) makes a new friend.
Loki (right) makes a new friend.
Richland County, SC (WLTX) -- Deputies said Tuesday that they have found a foster home for Loki, a dog that was rescued from a dog fighting operation in September.
Investigators say they discovered the illegal operation at a home on Camp Ground Road on Sept. 8. Previous Coverage: Deputies Search for Suspects in Dog Fighting Operation | More Arrests in Connection with Dog Fighting Ring
Sheriff Leon Lott said Loki is now living with a new family and making friends. Lott said the dog is "adapting to his new surroundings, family and their pets."
"Even the family cat has bonded with him," Lott said in a Wednesday news release.
The sheriff told News19 that the 24 dogs and three puppies who were seized from the operation have received necessary shots, heartworm tests, received Iverhart max, a heartworm, roundworm, and hookworm protection. Each dog has also received a microchip, Lott said.
Lott said his department has worked with Animal Farm Foundation, the Humane Society and Pawmetto Lifeline in an effort to find homes for each of the abused animals.
"This is a tremendous undertaking," Lott said, adding that citizens who would like to help, may do so by sending checks payable to the Richland County Sheriff's Foundation, P.O. Box 1182, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202.
Lott said the donations will be used to offset the costs in boarding, care, and medical expenses for the animals.
If you are interested in fostering any of the dogs, you are urged to contact Pawmetto Lifeline at 803.622.4748.