DEPUTIES: Chain Surgically Removed From Dog's Neck

Deputies say they found a dog with its skin grown over a chain around its neck. Now a man has been arrested.

Damien Williams of Trails End North was arrested on one count of felony cruelty to animals. He turned himself in at the magistrate's office on Friday.

Beaufort County deputies say the chain had to be surgically removed by a veterinarian. Deputies say Williams didn't own the animal, but it was in his care.

Bond for the 32-year-old Williams was set at $2,500 secured.


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  • by What? on Sep 28, 2011 at 04:47 PM
    I would be willing to bet this your favorite pastime?
  • by Sadly True on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    Wow Michael Vick... you've gained weight.
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      by And What on Sep 28, 2011 at 01:21 PM in reply to Sadly True
      yep he has gained a lot of weight, $100 million worth of weight. and what? He can buy as many hot dogs as he want, Now deal with that.
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        by What Now!? on Sep 28, 2011 at 02:12 PM in reply to And What
        Wow, take a joke seriously why don't you. Don't let me dis your wanna be boyfriend. I was making the joke that the guy in the picture looked like a chubby Michael Vick. Geez, grow a sense of humor. Let me ask you, how much of that 100 mil did you get? Not a dime because he doesn't care how much defend him on these message boards. Yet you feel like defending him because he can play football a little bit, a real little bit. He's got better things to do with his time and 100 million dollars.
  • by concerned on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM
    to niece. it is obvious u r taking up for him, but common sense should have been used in this incident. i sure wouldn't want him to take care of a child
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      by niece on Sep 29, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to concerned
      like i said get ur story straight...the dog was drop off; he went 2go feed tha dog; saw wat was goN on call animal control; animal control, dey wud come @that time so HE CALLED THA POLICE and still got arrested cause the dog was in his care. U people trips me out! U was'nt even there but so quick to judge! Dnt jump into conclusions until U no the whole story! and guest wat...the New do not know the whole story cuz there still an investigation! lmbo @ U!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2011 at 01:31 AM
    This report is so incredibly vague. So he didn't own the animal but it was in his care? Was he aware that the skin had grown over the collar? What kind of dog was it? Was it one of those violent dogs where you wouldn't dare get close to it if you could? Who found out that the skin had grown over the collar if this guy turned himself in after the fact was known? The reason I ask is because my neighbor owns rottweilers and I wouldn't get near them to find out if the skin grew over their collars - even if he put them in my care and all I had to do was put food over the fence for them.
  • by me Location: home on Sep 27, 2011 at 08:45 PM
    He had just got the dog and the owner fed him before he left, Damien has a job so he went to work. When he got home he went to check and the dog was still there and he saw the chain and caled animal control. Still not understanding why he was arrested. I have called animal control and was told that it would be 2 weeks before they could come. So if someone has no car how are they suppose to get to the pound or somewhere? Just asking
  • by john Location: farmville on Sep 27, 2011 at 07:41 PM
    Licking his lips like they all do... I do call the Sheriff or Police when I see animals tied up without shelter or water/food. It takes a sorry human to do that to an animal and yes Deer hunters I have put the man on You too and will continue to do so as long as people break the law. Put it in prison whats another 30 thousand per year.
  • by 93 on Sep 27, 2011 at 07:26 PM
    Michael Vick complained about being knocked down a few times while he makes millions. He should still be in jail for what he did. just saying...
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      by Just Saying on Sep 28, 2011 at 01:26 PM in reply to 93
      No he shouldn't. He paid for what he done. Would you want your wrong doings be held over your head forever?
  • by CritterLover on Sep 27, 2011 at 06:45 PM
    ECSTATIC to see this kind of animal cruelty is making headlines and that law enforcement is charging them to the fullest extent of the law!
  • by Figures on Sep 27, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    I bet it was a pit bull, yo.
  • by Dept.ofredundancydept. Location: Simpson, NC on Sep 27, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    Dogs are people,too, for your information.
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      by Woof on Sep 28, 2011 at 01:31 PM in reply to Dept.ofredundancydept.
      Yes you're right they bite, kill,bark "aka" (talk) too ..amn much just like people.
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