Owner cited after deputies find injured dog untreated

The owner of a pit bull in the Cross area has been cited after failing to provide treatment for severely injured dog.

A dog owner was cited for Failure to Provide Veterinary Care to an Animal Saturday after Berkeley County deputies found an injured pit bull.

Berkeley County officials began the investigating into an animal cruelty case that allegedly occurred to the dog on Friday in the Cross area. The dog is a 14-month-old Pit Bull.

On Friday, the Berkeley County Animal Center received information about an injured dog.

After speaking to the owner and seeing the dog in question, Berkeley County Animal Control took possession of the dog and cited the owner.

The dog was taken to an veterinary emergency room for treatment, and then transferred to a rescue in New York to continue his treatment.

The Berkeley Animal Center will continue to work with the Berkley County Sheriff’s Office to see if further charges are warranted. The investigation into the animal abuse claims are ongoing.