WCSO continue to investigate animal cruelty case

THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY Sheriff’s Office, Williamsburg County Environmental Services, and Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief continue to investigate the ongoing animal cruelty case regarding Brick, the pitbull. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY VALLANTANIMALRECUE.ORG

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, Williamsburg County Environmental Services, and Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief continue to investigate the ongoing animal cruelty case regarding Brick, the pitbull. Brick was taken into protective custody after his ears were allegedly cut off with scissors. On June 9, Myrtle McGee, 57, of 1077 Seaboard Road, Andrews, and Scotty Bruce Tyler, 37, of 3913 Penny Royal Road, Georgetown, were arrested and charged with Animals / Ill Treatment of Animals in General.

Brick remains in protective custody with Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief, where he is undergoing medical treatment. “Since this joint investigation started, citizens within Williamsburg County and across the nation have voiced their outrage about this incidence of animal cruelty and are asking what they can do to support Brick’s ongoing medical care and expenses,” said Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer and Investigator Alex Edwards in a press release.

Edwards said Michelle Reid of Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief assisted with the joint investigation and continues to perform critical forensic work to support the animal cruelty case.  In response to social media comments about the validity of the organization, Edwards said Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief is a credible and a highly reputable organization that regularly consults law enforcement on animal cruelty cases across the Carolinas.

The sheriff’s office is asking the public to continue the fundraising for Brick and to provide any helpful information concerning the case.

Donations should only be made through www.ValiantAnimalRescue.org or mailed to Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief at PO Box 13477, Charleston, SC 29422.

The sheriff’s office and Williamsburg County Environmental Services are asking the public to call (843) 355-6381 or (843) 355-9312 to report any information concerning this case and any animal cruelty incidents, or dog fighting incidents that occur within the county. 

Tipsters can remain anonymous.