Pet Helpers accepting donations following 2 recent animal abuse cases

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Pet Helpers is asking for the community's help in gathering information in regards to two recent cases of animal cruelty in the Lowcountry.

Bear, a pet cat, was found shot with an arrow in Hanahan on September 4. The injury led to the cat's death. A reward of $3,000 has been put together and is being offered to anyone who has information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this incident.

A $3,000 reward was also put together for anyone who has information on the death of Judy, another pet cat. Judy was found stabbed and impaled on a piece of rebar in Folly Beach on May 15.

Officials with the organization say animal abuse should be considered a 'red flag' warning sign of the future likelihood of violent acts.

Pet Helpers has contributed money to each reward fund. Officials say people who would like assist Pet Helpers in bringing those responsible for animal abuse can donate by calling 843-795-1110.

If you have any information about the incident involving Bear, call Hanahan Police at 843-747-5711. Individual with information about Judy's death should call Folly Beach Police at 843-588-2433.

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