The authorities in Berkeley County, South Carolina, are seeking answers following the discovery of a grievously wounded puppy who was shot and left to die. As reported by ABC News 4, the three-month-old Labrador retriever puppy died after someone shot him with a shotgun.
The puppy, dubbed Patrick, suffered internal injuries from the shotgun pellets; despite emergency veterinary care, he could not be saved.
In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office reached out to the public regarding the animal cruelty case:
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information connected to an animal cruelty case, in which a black Lab puppy was found January 6, off Highway 35 in St. Stephen, with internal injuries caused by shotgun shrapnel.
The sheriff’s office wrote, “This sweet, happy puppy was taken too soon and deserves justice.”
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 843-719-4412.
Local nonprofit Humane Net is also offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
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