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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Two Teenagers Have Been Arrested for Shooting a 6-Week-Old Puppy with a BB Gun

Rock Hill, S.C. – Two teenagers have been arrested for shooting a 6-week-old puppy repeatedly with a BB gun, police said Tuesday.

Police said that 17-year-old De’Monte Ty’Juan Douglas and a 14-year-old male are responsible for shooting the puppy 18 times with a BB gun. Officials say that both teens live at the apartment complex where the puppy was found off Springdale Road Sunday.

Since the arrests, hundreds of people have responded with interest in adopting the pup. Despite being shot more than a dozen times with a BB gun, doctors say the puppy, named Brody, appears to be on track to a full recovery.

Aside from several gaps in his fur, Brody is back to doing what puppies should be doing, according to Jay Hreiz, a Veterinarian at Ebenezer Animal Hospital, who is caring for Brody.

“We find BBs in dogs all the time and they generally don’t cause a big issue,” Hreiz said. “They’re inert, they’re not moving, they’re not puncturing organs or making him overtly uncomfortable.”

Hospital personnel say no more applications will be accepted for Brody’s adoption, and they hope that process takes place in the next couple of days.

“It’s just been an overwhelming amount of support and you know it was a very sad beginning, but I think it’s going to be a very happy ending for him,” said Hreiz.

The two teens face cruelty to animals in the first degree and if convicted can face up to five years in prison.



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