Authorities charge man after animal cruelty case investigation in Berkeley County

Berkeley County News

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office charged a man after an animal cruelty case investigation. 

Chad Brinson, of Cross, was arrested and charged with Ill Treatment to Animals as a felony, according to Assistant Public Information Officer Carli Drayton.
 
Brinson was booked into the Hill-Finklea Detention Center today, the news release stated.
 
The arrest of Brinson stems after an investigation of a potential animal cruelty case. The incident allegedly occurred to a dog on Friday, February 1 in the Cross area of Berkeley County.

Officials stated that the dog is a 14-month-old Pit Bull.  
 
On Friday, February 1, Berkeley County Animal Center received information about a dog that was possibly injured, and the owner failed to provide veterinary care. At that time, Berkeley County Animal Control and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation into the claims. 
 
After speaking to Brinson and seeing the dog in question, Berkeley County Animal Control took possession of the dog on Saturday, February 2. Brinson was cited for Failure to Provide Veterinary Care to an Animal. 
 
The dog was immediately taken to an Emergency Room Veterinary for treatment. A rescue group in New York, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, has been so gracious to assist the Berkeley Animal Center with further treatment of the dog.   
 
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work alongside the Berkeley Animal Center in investigating this case.  
 

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