The Richland County Sheriffs Department is investigating a series of animal mutilations committed in the Spring Valley area, sheriffs department spokesman Curtis Wilson said.
The animal cruelty investigation was prompted after cats were beheaded (and) a dog beheaded, skinned and nailed to a tree, Wilson said in describing the manner in which these animals were killed as horrific. These mutilations occurred over a period of time, he said.
No other details were available Tuesday night. Wilson said he hoped to have more information for the public Wednesday.