Concerned pet owners around the world are worried for the safety of Buckshot, a black Labrador mix that lives in South Carolina.
Neighbors say that Buckshot’s owner is abusive and that they have seen him beat the dog right in front of their own eyes. They have been trying to get Buckshot taken away from his owner, but investigators said they don’t have any evidence of abuse to make criminal charges against Buckshot’s owner.
Animal control has been investigating the case since September, and they brought Buckshot to the vet to be examined. But in the report, the vet said there was no evidence of bruising.
“We don’t have any additional evidence to support the statements that were made, we are with any case, we continue to monitor to continue seek any evidence,” said animal control director Ricky Valentine.
Although a local news team claimed that in the incident report, one of the investigators said the owner admitted to beating Buckshot.
The report said, “I spoke with the suspect and he stated that he did use his belt to correct the dog by striking the dog on the rear end three to four times, and then dropped the dog back over the fence.”
Neighbors are concerned for Buckshot’s welfare and safety and question why investigators are not doing anything to protect Buckshot despite the owner’s confession.
There is a “Save Buckshot” online campaign that has more than 1,100 people worldwide that want Buckshot to be rescued from his owner.