Shannon Lee Cantrell: Man who threw dog from 34-foot bridge says 'witches' commanded him to do it

Shannon Lee Cantrell: Man who threw dog from 34-foot bridge says 'witches' commanded him to do it
Shannon Lee Cantrell was seen tossing a dog off and over the bridge in the Fingerville area of Spartanburg County (Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement)

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA: A 43-year-old man named Shannon Lee Cantrell is accused of throwing a dog over a bridge not once, but twice. On Monday, October 3, 2022, environmental authorities in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, responded to a call reporting that someone had thrown a dog off a bridge over water and placed it in a chokehold. The bridge is located on Highway 11 in the Fingerville area of Spartanburg County. Cantrell subsequently told authorities that "witches" had told him to throw the dog off the bridge and that they had ordered him to do so.

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Officers determined that the distance between the bridge and the ground was approximately 34 feet and that the dog had been thrown twice and had also gotten wet because it was in the water under the bridge. According to police, the one-year-old pup showed no obvious symptoms of injury but was "clearly shaken" by the incident. Cantrell stated to authorities that the dog belonged to him, and then transferred ownership to Spartanburg County. The dog was taken to the Greenville County Animal Care Center to be evaluated.

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Cantrell was taken into custody by deputies from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, and then he was transferred to the Spartanburg County Dentition Center. He is being accused of an animal cruelty charge.

Dog cruelty incidents are rising, recently MEAWW reported a similar 'Disgraceful' event after the Former Manchester United star Jesse Lingard was been slammed on social media for showing off his "mutilated" dogs. Lingard shared a series of videos and photos of him playing with his dogs Creed and Cash, a Doberman and Mastiff-type breed, in his backyard. However, many of his followers spotted the 'mutilated' cropped ears of the dogs and that led to an outrage with many calling it a 'cruel' act. The common practice of cropping the ears of dogs, such as rottweillers, is banned unless done for medical reasons by a veterinarian. In order to make the ears stand up, the droopy parts are surgically removed from the cartilage, usually using razors and no anesthesia. A dog's appearance is altered for strictly cosmetic purposes, and this surgery is considered to be quite unpleasant and needless, reported The Sun. The RSPCA condemns the technique, which is typically carried out on a young dog, as harmful to the dog's health, behavior, and welfare.

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