News14.com reported Jan. 14 that the Greater Charlotte Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued a stray dog a week or so ago and is now seeking donations for its medical care.
A volunteer found "Ethan" in a rural area of South Carolina, hungry and bleeding. Ethan had a gash on his face and it is believed that Ethan is a victim of animal cruelty.
Dr. William Pressly is Ethan's veterinarian and upon taking an x-ray, found dozens of shotgun pellets throughout the dog's body from his rib cage to his hip area. Ethan also had a positive heartworm test.
Apparently Ethan was loose on someone's property and instead of calling for help from the local animal control, decided to shoot him instead. Luckily Ethan was far enough away from the gun that he was not killed.
SPCA member Fara Robinson said that Ethan's medical care will be around $500 and donations are welcome. The society just doesn't have the necessary money.
"Contact a rescue, give us time to step in and help. That would be fantastic! But if people aren't willing to put that much effort in, call animal control. There's always a better option than shooting a stray dog," said Robinson.
Please visit www.charlottespca.org for more information on making a donation or finding out how you can help Ethan and other animals in need.