Two teenagers in South Carolina are facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly shooting a hungry cat that was rummaging through garbage during a cookout on John Everall Road, in Lancaster, earlier this month. According to Friday’s WNCN News, the young men accused of the cruel act are 19-year-old Grant Bodison and 19-year-old Joshua Kiser.
Bodison and Kiser are accused of using a BB gun to shoot the cat, who was described as a “nuisance,” for getting into garbage at the home; both teens are accused of taking shots at the cat.
The wounded cat did not die quickly from the shots – the police stated, “Another person at the residence saw the cat was injured and apparently suffering and dispatched the cat by hand. The cat was then buried on the property.”
Since some of the residents at the home were college students, the cruel incident was investigated by the authorities, as well as the University of South Carolina-Lancaster.
Sheriff Barry Faile commented on the sad situation, “I hope these young men learn something from the negative consequences that have and will result from this incident,” reported WYFF4 News.