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I am sorry that you are having this problem. I understand how frustrating and upsetting this is when your dogs have been taken from you. The good news is that you should be able to get the dogs back. Under SC law dogs are considered property, and they belong to the person who purchased them.
The bad news is that law enforcement is not going to be of much help. You can call them and file a theft complaint, but they liekly are going to tell you that this is a civil matter. It isn't but the police do not like getting involved in these situations. That is not to say you shoud not contact them. You should go to the local police department and file a written complaint of theft. This will help you get this on record.
As for the most important thing, you will need to sue this woman to get your dogs back. You can sue her (without an attorney) in small claims court. The local court will have the forms that you need. You will have to pay filing and service costs, but they should be awarded to you by the court.
Once you get your judgment ask the court for an Order that directs the sheriff to seize the dogs. You will take that to the sheriff who will then seize the dogs from her and return them to you.
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