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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Local volunteers are asking for the public's help to raise money for a dog that was shot.

Ethan is being cared for by the greater Charlotte SPCA.

Workers there say he was starving, had heart worm, and was bleeding from a gash on his face when a volunteer found him in South Carolina last week.

Then a X-ray revealed he was riddled with shotgun pellets. The organization is trying to raise about $500 for his care

There's some cruel people out there. If a dog is loose on their property instead of calling animal control to try to get them somewhere, they would rather shoot them, said veterinarian William Pressley.

If you would like to make a donation or find out more, visit Greater Charlotte s SPCA website by clicking here.

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