A local family is offering a reward of $500 for any information leading to the arrest of whoever bludgeoned their cat last week.
Ashley Williams, who lives in Fort Mill’s WhiteGrove neighborhood, discovered her cat Mischief beaten to death and left in the woods on Sept. 26. Police found blood, fur, and a bloody brick next to where Mischief, 13, was discovered, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report.
“I was just horrified seeing his mangled body in the woods, it was awful,” Williams said.
“There are no reasons why this would happen. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
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This type of crimes is “an uncommon occurrence” in Fort Mill, said Major Bryan Zachary, public information officer for the Fort Mill Police Department.
South Carolina’s animal cruelty law has a minimum penalty of 60 days imprisonment and/or a $100-$500 fine, and a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and a fine not exceeding $2,000 for anyone who is convicted of that crime.
There have been no suspects in the case Zachary said.
If you have any information about the crime, call the Fort Mill Police Department at 547-2022.