News 12 at 6 o'clock / Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
MERRIWETHER, S.C. (WRDW) -- June Turner's living room looks more like a war-zone.
"They tore up my love seat," Turner says. "They totally shredded the front."
The carpet is scattered with toys and debris. Outside, the back-gate to her Edgefield County home is splintered and destroyed.
"I looked around. I made sure all my jewelry was here. My TVs were here. Nothing was missing," Turner tells News 12.
Turner soon found out just two things were missing. Two of her five cats are no where to be found. Her only clue is speckles of blood on the wall and blinds.
"It hurts. It's like you have lost a child," she said.
A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office says two suspects entered Turner's home through a partially cracked patio door when she was away, but deputies aren't looking for men. They're searching for two dogs, both still at-large.
"I don't feel safe if dogs are going to be able to come into my home," says Turner.
Turner says the dogs, both Huskies, tried again the next night. She snapped a picture of one of the dogs at that time. She says she knows who the owners are. In fact, she says the owners told her the dogs had been loose, but despite the incident report, Turner says the Sheriff's Office isn't doing enough.
"And I called back and left a message with the Edgefield County detectives, and they still haven't returned my telephone call," she says.
She says a deputy did tell her there isn't enough evidence to reprimand the potential owners, but in the meantime, Turner's collecting her own. She found a number of hair follicles. She also hopes a security camera captured the dogs' destruction. The video should be processed soon.
"There's no words to describe how invaded I felt and how hurt I am for my cats," she says.
The report says the couch and gate damage cost about $1,050. Turner still isn't sure how much carpet replacement will cost.
News 12 reached out to the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office for comment but has yet to hear back.
Turner says one of the missing cats is a grey in color male cat. The other is a male cat with grey, white, and black coloration.