Animal Cruelty Investigation
Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement is investigating an animal cruelty case that occurred on 10/25/2019, 10:35am at 1750 Rankin Lake Road Gastonia, NC. The area is Rankin Lake Park in the City of Gastonia. An animal in a crate was located floating in the lake by a person walking. The deceased animal was identified as a black and white rabbit. The video footage from the park shows a white male, dark hair, approximately 5’10” throwing the carrier into the lake. We are asking for any information from the public on the vehicle pictured below. The still image provided below was taken from the video footage and the white male with dark hair was driving this silver SUV, possibly a Honda.
If you have information regarding this case call 704-866-3320, Gaston County Police Department.