ANDREWS, SC (WCSC) - The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested a mother and son accused of cutting a pitbull's ears, injuring the dog.
Myrtle McGee, 57, of Andrews, and her son, Scotty Tyler, 37, of Georgetown were arrested Wednesday evening and each charged with ill treatment of animals.
Wednesday the Sheriff's Office, Williamsburg County Environmental Services, and Valiant Animal Rescue conducted a joint investigation concerning the ongoing animal cruelty case that occurred June 4 at McGee's home on Seaboard Road in Andrews.
The four-month-old pitbull named Brick, was recovered from the home. Brick has since been placed in protective custody and is being treated for his medical injuries.
According to investigators, McGee and Tyler cut the pitbull's ears with a pair of household scissors at the home.
Court affidavits state the mother and son then sutured the dog's ears with fishing line.
McGee and Tyler will appear in court for a bond hearing. They will remain at the Williamsburg County Detention Center until a bond hearing can be scheduled.
The Sheriff's Office said the investigation is ongoing.
Alex Edwards, spokesman with the Sheriff's Office, said they requested the assistance of Michelle Reid, an animal cruelty consultant and animal forensics expert with Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief.
If people would like to donate towards the dog's medical care and, or any forensic testing needed to further build the case, you're asked to donate through Valiant Animal Rescue or mail donations to the group at PO Box 13477, Charleston, SC 29422