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Teens arrested after puppy shot 18 times with BB gun

An adorable black Labrador puppy is making a miraculous recovery after a group of heartless teens shot him more than 18 times with a BB gun.

PHOTO: Twitter

PHOTO: Twitter

Police were called to an apartment complex in South Carolina on Sunday after a six-week-old puppy was found bleeding profusely.

PHOTO: Facebook

PHOTO: Facebook

Officers rushed the puppy to a nearby animal hospital, where they found 18 BB pellets inside him.


PHOTO: Facebook

PHOTO: Facebook

A 14-year-old and 17-year-old have since been arrested over the horrifying shooting.

They are expected to be charged with animal cruelty.


Shanee Dobeson
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  • karen Lansley

    That is sickening. Does this puppy have a home to be loved in when he recovers. . I would love to be the one to give him a loving family and home to grow old with. He is precious. I hope he is os ok

  • Lynda Stares

    They are seriously deranged and should be locked up. That poor little puppy…….where were there parents, hmmm I hate to think what they are like then. I have a beautiful Labrador and this just breaks my heart ?????

  • Jodie

    These teenagers need to be named and shamed,they are both old enough to know right from wrong, what they have done is inexcusable

  • Nadine

    It’s heartbreaking. I’d be more than happy to give this little one a home if required. He would never know pain and suffering again and only know love and protection.

  • Sandra

    They’ll get off with nothing. Then they will murder a human later and everyone will say no one saw it coming

  • Dawne

    I think they should be SHAMED as well, be forced to wear a sign around their necks 24/7 for a year or more, and have the same thing done to them! Poor little baby puppy! This is DISGUSTING behavior, and who knows what these young men will graduate to next!

  • One of the officers took the puppy to Ebenezer Animal Hospital for treatment to its wounds. Veterinarians told police 18 BB pellets were lodged in the dog’s skin and muscle.