No charges filed in case of shot, blind dog

TOWNVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say no charges will be filed in the case of a dog that was blinded after being shot by its owner.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sheila Cole said in a statement that a magistrate determined no charges would be filed against the dog’s unidentified owner, who told investigators he shot Amara, a 2-year-old boxer, because it was aggressive and had bitten his wife.

Cole says the owner told authorities he tried to give the dog away before deciding to euthanize her.

Authorities say they found the owner after recent media coverage of Amara caused someone to send a tip.

The dog was found as a stray Jan. 28 in Townville, significantly underweight and with sores on her head.

Amara was released to a rescue organization several days ago.