Two teens arrested for shooting puppy 18 times with BB gun

Lakeland Puppy Shot, Killed by Neighbor
Lakeland Puppy Shot, Killed by Neighbor

Police have arrested two South Carolina teens in connection with the shooting of an adorable 6-week-old puppy named Brody, according to WCNC.

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Authorities say 17-year-old De'Monte Ty'Juan Douglas and a 14-year-old male shot the pup 18 times with a BB gun and left him for dead at their apartment complex.

Both teenagers have reportedly been hit with a felony-level animal cruelty charge and could face at least 180 days in jail if convicted as well as a $5,000 fine.

Although he still has all of the pellets lodged in his body, Brody appears to be on track to a full recovery, according to doctors at Ebenezer Animal Hospital.

"We find BBs in dogs all the time and they generally don't cause a big issue," Dr. Jay Hreiz told WCNC. "They're inert, they're not moving, they're not puncturing organs or making him overtly uncomfortable."

Just in case you were wondering - Brody is doing very well! The most pressing issue in his schedule today is adequate nap time! #Justice4Brody

Posted by Ebenezer Animal Hospital on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Though the young pup has faced a lot of trauma in his short life he still has a bright future ahead of him. Hundreds have shown interest in adopting Brody after the news of the horrific crime broke.

"It's just been an overwhelming amount of support and you know it was a very sad beginning, but I think it's going to be a very happy ending for him," Dr. Hreiz said.

See Brody's heartwarming recovery:

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