For more than a decade,

Valiant: Animal Rescue + Relief has tackled the most urgent and challenging animal crisis situations in the Carolinas.

From work in major national disasters to supporting large-scale animal cruelty operations, our trained staff, volunteers, and advisors are on-call and equipped with the best emergency and forensic technology.  Our resources are deployed in a way that empowers and builds capacity of local government and animal control.  Our advisors and professional volunteers supplement Animal Rescue + Relief’s emergency services with diverse experience and credentials.

We also have a functioning forensics laboratory where evidence can be processed and stored securely so that chain of custody can be maintained.  Known for our expertise in conducting animal investigations and managing animal abuse seizes, we are experienced in processing crime scenes, collecting evidence, and building cases for trial.

Animal Rescue & Relief (ARR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. While we do perform traditional rehabilitation and re-homing services, these services are reserved for animals acquired during abuse and neglect cases.
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“I recently had the opportunity to volunteer with ARR during an animal seizure due to neglect and abuse. Veterinary technicians and a veterinary student went along with me and we all agreed that it was emotional and difficult work. Participating in the seizure allowed us to step out of our normal professional setting and give back in a very real and rewarding way. ”

–Russell Bauman, DVM

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Brick’s Case – Williamsburg County, SC

Brick’s case has received national media attention because his owner cut off his ears and shared it on social media. Valiant helped locate the offender and processed the physical evidence that was removed from the crime scene and conducted the forensic analysis. Brick was kept by Valiant in protective custody during this case. We also supplied emergency medical attention for Brick and long term care as he recuperated.

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