A Fort Jackson soldier has now been charged with 24 counts of ill treatment of animals after deputies who were serving an eviction notice discovered dead animals in his apartment, including 23 reptiles and a dog.
The soldier, named Kurt Hafner, was arrested on Wednesday. The animals include a 15 to 18 pound beagle mix, a bearded dragon, two alligator snapping turtles and many snakes, including extremely dangerous and venomous ones.
The investigators have determined that Hafner abandoned the animals, as they have been left without food and water ever since February. Hopefully he will receive the justice he deserves for his cruelty!