ROCK HILL, S.C. — A six-week old Black Labrador Mix named Brody is lucky to be alive today after being subjected to cruel and malicious torture at the hands of two teenage boys. The 17 year old and 14 year old were arrested Tuesday by Rock Hill Police following their investigation into the incident. It’s alleged they shot the puppy 18 times with a BB gun and threw a knife at him. They both been charged with felony cruelty to animals.
Dr. Jay Hreiz of Ebenezer Animal Hospital where Brody was brought for treatment was shocked at the torture that Brody enduring, saying it’s some of the worst he’s seen in his career. The clinic worked quickly to treat Brody checking his wounds, giving him fluids and medications to ease the pain. The BB bullets will remain where they are, as they luckily aren’t threatening any vital organs and the anesthesia risk to Brody at his tender, young, age is too high. Once Brody is stronger and old enough, thoughts of surgery to remove the pellets will be revisited.
Brody’s story captured the hearts of many, with the hashtag #Justice4Brody trending and hundreds of applications flooding in to adopt him. Project Pet Safe reviewed all applications and have selected a new forever home for little Brody. They’re thrilled to report that Brody will be staying in the Rock Hill area, with the clinic that saved him continuing to treat him.
Brody’s new family recently lost their beloved dog and they have a young girl who was devastated by her dog’s loss. Now has new love to look forward to. She is eagerly awaiting building a new best friendship with her new puppy, Brody.