ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - Nearly a month after a three-year-old puppy was believed to have been mutilated, deputies say the puppy actually suffered from a medical condition - not an attack.
Deputies were called to a home along the 2800-block of Gordon Road, in Rock Hill, earlier this month. The owner of the three-month-old puppy says the brown and white beagle pit bull mix had gotten out of its kennel and he found the dog injured.
Investigators believed someone cut the puppy's fur and burned his genitals. The puppy was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.
A full medical examination was performed on the dog after the incident.
After several weeks, investigators and veterinarian believe the puppy was not attacked and actually suffers from a medical condition called paraphimosis. The condition is most commonly seen in dogs and may be caused by fur constricting the genitals at its base.
The doctor also informed deputies, there were no signs of ill treatment of the dog. Based on the veterinarian's expert opinion and interviews this case was closed.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) had previously offered a $5,000 reward in the case.