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Case ID: 19870
Classification: Shooting
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Thursday, Mar 28, 2013

County: Greenville

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

A mysterious case of animal abuse in the Upstate. A woman says for the second time in two months, her two Labradors were shot with pellet guns while she was at work.

The first time it happened, in late January, the owner thought it was a fluke.

"We wondered if maybe someone had shot a pellet gun in the air and as a fluke it had come down on him," said the owner.

But when she realized her dogs had been shot a second time this past Thursday, she knew it was intentional.

The veterinarian who examined the Labs, Porter and Spice, after the latest incident found a pellet lodged in each dog. The owner was told that if the pellets had landed in some other part of her dogs, they could have been killed.

The owner describes the neighborhood on Cureton Street in Greenville as close-knit and safe. She never imagined she'd have to worry about the safety of her pets.

The owner has filed a police report but says until she knows the person responsible is caught, she won't let her dogs roam freely in and out of the house.

Porter and Spice are expected to make a full recovery, but their owner can't seem to shake the worry and fear for her much-loved pets.

"I think these are the sweetest dogs I've ever encountered and I know I am biased, but the thought somebody could look at them and pull the trigger is one of the most disturbing things I've ever encountered," said the owner.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.


  • WYFF - March 29, 2013

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