MULLINS, S.C (WPDE) — A 55-year-old man is wanted after he threw a cat into hot ashes from a pile of burning trash.
The incident happened at a home at the corner of McDaniels and Gold Street in Mullins, according to Mullins city animal control officer Eddie Edwards.
Edward said they got the call two days after the incident. He added when they got to the home , the cat was in pain and his feet were blistered.
Edward said they immediately took the cat to the animal shelter where it got medical attention.
Edward said they have been actively searching for the suspect for several days and have not been able to find them. He believes the man may have skipped town.
In the meantime, Edward said the cat is doing well.
“He was doing good. They gave them all kinds of antibiotics and creams for his feet,” said Edwards.
He said the cat has been adopted and will be leaving the Marion County Animal Shelter Saturday morning to be with his new family.
Edwards said he’s not able to release the suspect’s name.