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Otis is a lovable, playful 10-week old Pit Bull puppy that somehow still enjoys people, despite the pain and abuse he’s suffered in his short life.
Last week, just days after an arrest was made in the case of Caitlyn, a South Carolina dog found in critical condition with her muzzle taped shut, an animal lover found Otis wandering around the streets of Laplace, Louisiana with his muzzle tightly taped shut.
The person that found him immediately unwound the tape and brought him to the St. John the Baptist Parish Animal Shelter for help.
The veterinarian who treated Otis fears this type of abuse is becoming a trend.
“Does anyone living near Manchester Dr. In Laplace recognize this puppy? Please know this is not acceptable. It’s not a fad or something cool to do. It is cruel, and this puppy is lucky someone found him/her and rushed him/her to us as quickly as they did,” the shelter posted on Facebook.
The following day, Otis was transferred to Animal Helper where he underwent surgery to remove dead tissue and repair deep cuts to his muzzle. He was also treated for broken bones.
The St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office are asking for help in finding the person(s) responsible for abusing Otis. The shelter is offering a reward for information.
Otis is currently in foster care while he recovers from his injuries. Once healed and neutered, he will be available for adoption from Animal Helper.