Randal Sisk arrested for animal cruelty

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man has been arrested after a Winnsboro Department of Public Safety (WDPS) officer reported two dogs in a back yard on Hillcrest chained to a tree and tangled in the chain so that one of the dogs could not reach shade. The report also stated that the dogs did not have food, water or shelter.


Randal Flay Sisk, 57, owner of the dogs, was charged with animal cruelty. Sisk, who was not at home at the time the dogs were discovered at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, turned himself in to authorities at about 1:30 p.m. that day.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department and Fairfield County Animal Control were contacted, and Animal Control took both dogs to the county shelter.

One of the dogs, a tan and white male mixed breed, was clipped to a cable on an overhead run in Sisk’s back yard, the report states. A black male mixed breed dog was not wearing a collar, but was secured to the overhead run by a chain tied around its neck.

After examining both dogs, Veterinarian Dr. Robert Chappell, reported that the tan dog suffered from chronic severe dermatitis (mange) and needed immediate medical treatment, including flea and tick treatment, antibiotics and antifungal treatments.

Sisk was booked at the Fairfield County Detention Center and released on a $1,000 bond.

A spokesperson for the animal shelter said the dogs will be held at the shelter until the case is dispensed.