By: Charleston Animal Society
A dog and cat have been found shot in North Charleston within the past week. On May 12th a cat shot with pellets was found on the 7400 block of Tedder Street. Just five days earlier, a puppy was found with a gunshot wound to his paw on the 5200 block of Rivers Avenue.
“We are seeing a rising tide of animal cruelty and we must pull together as a community to stop it,” said Charleston Animal Society Vice President of Operations and Strategy Aldwin Roman, CAWA. “If you see something, please say something. and call the police.”
Citizens are being asked to call the North Charleston Animal Control/North Charleston Police Department: (843) 607-2076.
Charleston Animal Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and cruelty conviction of those responsible in both of these cases.
Radiographs performed on the cat by Charleston Animal Society veterinarians show multiple pellets embedded in the skin and body. One pellet appears to have struck the cat’s spine and is believed to have caused severe mobility issues. The veterinarians say the cat has a poor prognosis because of the extent of the injuries.