An Easley woman is mourning the loss of her dog, who was shot and killed, Fox Carolina reported January 15.
Kelly McKenna is offering a reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting and killing her 13-year-old dog Chappy, then dumping his body miles from home in the Powdersville area of Anderson County.
Kelly didn't know what had happened to her dog until Anderson County deputies called her, saying her dog had been found wrapped in plastic and dumped on the side of the road. Chappy's body was found almost 10 miles from home.
The dog, who is a Chow-Shar-pei mix is thought to have been shot just after 7p.m. Tuesday evening. Kelly and her father-in-law heard gunshots around that time, but say that's normal for the area in Pickens County where they live in a rural neighbornood.
Kelly told Fox Carolina that her dog would often wander the neighborhood, but would always come back. Pickens County does have a dog ordinance requiring dog owners to confine their pets to their own property, but it's still illegal for a person to kill a loose dog unless it's attacking them.
Chappy had on a collar with a tag that had his name, phone number and address on it. Kelly can't grasp the horror that someone would kill her dog instead of calling her to report Chappy had been found.
Anyone with information should call the Pickens County Sheriff's Office at (864)898-5500.
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