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Last week, police in Darlington County, South Carolina sent out a desperate plea for help in finding the person responsible for duct-taping the mouth and face of a Great Dane-mix, now named Aurora, found wandering the street unable to eat, drink, pant, or bark and abandoned to fend for herself. Although an ongoing investigation had turned up no leads, police now have a man in custody who, they suspect, is behind the abuse.
A second dog was found in the area on Sunday, her mouth and neck bound in duct-tape, in the backyard of 38-year old Timothy Monroe Nalley.
Sheriff Byrd says the small dog found Sunday had duct tape around her neck and mouth when deputies arrived at the home. Nalley told deputies that he’d duct-taped his dog, a white and tan Terrier mix named Angel, because she “barks all the time.”
Angel is about 4 to 6 months old, in good health although a bit shocked at first, and is extremely friendly, according to an employee with the Darlington County Animal Shelter, where she’s being held during the investigation.
Nalley was arrested on a charge of felony ill treatment of an animal (torture). He is in custody at the Darlington County Detention Center while an investigation continues. Police hope to determine if Nalley is responsible for duct-taping and abandoning Aurora, too.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 398-4501 or (843) 398-4920