Berkeley County man charged in animal cruelty case of 14-month-old pit bull

Photo of pit bull (Provided/DogsRockNY) and Chad Brinson (Provided/Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office charged a man after an animal cruelty case investigation.

Chad Brinson, of Cross, was arrested and charged with felony ill treatment to animals, according to the sheriff's office.

Brinson was booked into the Hill-Finklea Detention Center today.

Brinson's arrest stems after an investigation of a potential animal cruelty case. The incident allegedly occurred to a 14-month old pit bull on Friday, Feb. 1 in the Cross area of Berkeley County.

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On Friday, Feb. 1, Berkeley County Animal Center received information about a dog that was possibly injured, and the owner failed to provide veterinary care, according to the sheriff's office.

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, Feb. 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, assisted the Berkeley Animal Center with treatment of the dog. A representative from the group says the dog named "Gabe" has received 500 stitches due to the injuries.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work alongside the Berkeley Animal Center in investigating this case.

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