$5,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION INVOLVING SUSPECTED ANIMAL CRUELTY INVOLVING DOG
Dog left bleeding on side of road in North Charleston with ear nearly cut off.
FRIDAY | JUNE 30, 2023 | NORTH CHARLESTON – A young, gray and white dog not even a year old, was left bleeding on the side of a North Charleston street Thursday afternoon.
Eyewitnesses told police they saw a blue Acura stop and abandon the dog alone, as they sped off on Hampton Ave. Doorbell video captured the incident and is being reviewed by law enforcement.
“Both of the dog’s ears had been severely cut, leaving the dog mutilated. Someone may have been attempting to ‘crop’ the ears at home,” said Charleston Animal Society Vice President of Operations and Strategy Aldwin Roman, CAWA. “Our lifesaving team at the shelter is working hard to clean the wounds and save this animal’s life. The dog was left for dead.”
Part of the dog’s right ear had to be removed as the cuts were too deep to salvage it. No other injuries were detected in the examination of the dog. Despite everything this pittie-mix has been through, the dog is very sweet and has been friendly to staff at the shelter.
$5000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO FELONY CONVICTION
Charleston Animal Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a felony animal cruelty conviction in this case.
“We are only at the end of June and have already seen several egregious cases of cruelty in North Charleston including a kitten allegedly stomped and crushed to death as well as this most recent case,” Roman said. “Charleston Animal Society is dedicated to ending cruelty wherever it may happen.”
If you know anything about this case, please contact North Charleston Police at 843-743-7200.