Indeed, it may be worth reminding Anderson County of a passage from its own legislation that clearly defines animal cruelty as, among other things, "the willful or malicious killing, abuse, maiming, beating or disfiguring of any animal or pet."
For her part, Amara is just beginning a long road to recovery in the HSSC's care.
"She will be blind the rest of her life from being shot in the head but she is adjusting to that," Wagner explains. "The emotional scars may be harder to overcome."
Indeed, Amara has been having nightmares recently.
"She will wake up crying and screaming and in a full-blown panic attack," Wagner notes.
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