According to vetinfo.com getting your dog’s ears cropped is done for cosmetic reasons. The procedure removes a part of the dog’s ear. Only a few breeds require their ears to be cropped and their tails docked to give them the breeds expected look. There is a great deal of debate about the medical necessity of the procedure.
For the most part, the surgery is considered cruel. But one mother and son from Williamsburg County, South Carolina, decided that their dog needed its ears cropped.
Instead of taking their dog to the doctor and having a professional do it – they did it themselves with scissors in their home. The poor dog got no pain medications at all.
Myrtle McGee Daniels, 57, and her son Scotty Bruce Tyler, 37, then posted the pictures of their dog, Brick on Facebook. Family and friends who saw the post were angered, and they shared the post.
Eventually, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department saw it and opened an investigation. The Myrtle and Scotty have been arrested after investigators went to their home in search of the dog. Brick was not at the first home the police went to.
However, he was at the family’s other home. Brick was eventually found, and the mother and son were arrested. Myrtle was charged with animal cruelty, and her son faces accessory after the fact charges.
Brick is now safe and is recovering from his injuries. Brick will remain in the custody of the rescue group until the case has been tried, he is evidence being used against Myrtle and Scotty.