SANFORD, NC – A convicted murderer in Sanford, North Carolina, has been arrested for shooting a dog. The man, whose name has not been released, was charged with felony animal cruelty after firing a gun at the animal.
Authorities report that the incident took place on Monday evening, with witnesses describing the horrifying scene. The dog, a mixed-breed, suffered severe injuries and was immediately taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment. The current condition of the animal is unknown.
The man was convicted of murder in 2013 and was released on parole in 2020. This recent act of violence has sparked outrage in the community, with many calling for stricter penalties for animal cruelty.
Local animal rights activists have been vocal about their concerns, urging law enforcement to take a tougher stance on individuals who commit such heinous acts. They are also calling for increased awareness and education on proper animal care and treatment.
The suspect is currently in custody, awaiting trial for the animal cruelty charge. The community is hopeful that justice will be served, and the dog will receive the necessary care and support during its recovery. Authorities continue to investigate the incident and are encouraging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the case.