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Facebook Post of Dog With Mouth Taped Shut Sparks Police Investigation… Again!

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Image Via Facebook User Bryan Futur Gomez.
Image via Facebook user Bryan Futur Gomez.

Here we go again… Police and Animal Control officers in Volusia County, Florida are investigating after yet another dog owner wrapped their dog’s muzzle in tape and posted a photo to Facebook.

Facebook user “Bryan Futur Gomez” posted a photo of his dog, its muzzle wrapped in what appears to be blue painter’s tape on Sunday.

The photo’s caption reads:

All you know is that this is a picture of my dog with tape on his mouth chillin. Now start judging your reasons.

Or choose from the following answers down below.
(But it was done for emergency purposes because you discipline your dog at the very moment he’s doing something wrong. Not later because he probably won’t know why you’re punishing him leading to no lesson learned)

A. Because he was chewing on all the stuff and trash on the floor that’s on that orange box.

B. Because he was play biting and hurting a small fragile female chihuahua dog.

C.Because he was crying super loud when he was being dealt with and handled with. Causing to wake up my roommates.

D. Or all of the above.

The poster later explained that he was trying to show his roommate that the dog could easily remove the tape, that the tape was stretchy, and that it had been folded in on itself so as to not be sticky.

The Facebook user made the post public, asking for people to share it. In what comes off as some sort of publicity stunt, he taunts concerned animal lovers, saying “If this post is shared 400 times I will post the conditions that he’s in and how he is able to get out of that, also other training talents that the dog can do thank you.”

“Animal control officers are aware of the post and currently are attempting to identify the person responsible for the act and determine if any charges are to be filed,” according to a press release from the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Just this past November, Daytona Beach Police were flooded with calls, emails, and messages from concerned dog lovers after Katharine Lemansky posted a similar photo of her chocolate Lab with duct tape wrapped around the muzzle in the same manner. After an extensive nationwide manhunt, Lemansky was arrested and charged with animal cruelty in Cary, North Carolina. Shortly after Lemansky’s arrest, another dog owner, in a show of support for Lemansky, posted a photo of her dog’s muzzle wrapped in tape as well. She, too, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

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  1. Avatar Of Pamela



    This absolutely sicken me!! Wtf is wrong with people!! We need stricter laws for these heartless creeps that abuse these poor animals.

  2. Avatar Of Kimberly M. Kimberly M. says:

    Shame on the people that do this to “teach” the dog a trick! It’s wrong. No if, and or buts. it is WRONG. Animals don’t have a voice and can’t tell someone to stop what they’re doing. This “man” doesn’t deserve to have any type of pet.

  3. Avatar Of Debbie Hamilton

    Debbie Hamilton


    Needs to be sterilized so he can never have children. Should be banned from ever owning a pet again. Who is this idiot that he uses a living breathing animal to prove a stupid point . Has no judgement.do society a favor and make sure he can’t reproduce.

  4. Avatar Of Beverly



    This man needs to be arrested and charged with animal cruelty! if this is what he posts on Facebook, God only knows what that poor dog goes through every day with a person like this! Poor dog needs a home where he will be treated with love and kindness and taught the things he needs to learn with patience, kindness, love and common sense. This person is an evil, rotten individual who should never be allowed to have an animal again.

  5. Avatar Of Beverly



    This “man,” and I’m using the term loosely, as he is a coward, needs to have the dog taken from him as soon as possible and be arrested for animal cruelty. Poor dog needs a decent person who is loving and kind. If this is what he’s showing on Facebook, God only knows what this poor dog goes through in private.

  6. Avatar Of Brenda Lynch

    Brenda Lynch


    The police have to impose custodial sentences because this is becoming something of a trend.

  7. Avatar Of Jamie Maslar

    Jamie Maslar


    All these Stupid Humans that think tbey are so Smart should be shown how smart they really are. Arrest their Ass , fine them, jokes on them…..take their animal away and be put on a DO NOT ADOPT LIST!

  8. Avatar Of Darlene



    Those people have no business having a dog.there is a website I want to alert all dog lovers to.it’s called dogs bite.org and these people have an intense hatred for pit bulls. If they had their way all pit bulls would be wiped off the planet. They scare me with their hatred. They have a Facebook page as well. I wish there was a way to get it off the internet. I’m not sure how to do it. I reported it on Facebook as being a threat. And Facebook said it did not violate any of their guidelines.

  9. Avatar Of Carol



    A beautiful female dog showed up on our farm, very suspicious of us. She is Border Collie/Cattle Dog mix (according to vet). Followed me around farm while on my chores. Finally came when I called and offered her a treat. She is wonderful, but found that she had received gun shots in her booty. Vet gave her a clean bill of health and she has become a vital part of our family and farm. Wish I could get hold of the person who did this to her, he/she would get to feel what shot feels like. Thank you Lord for sending Bella our way.

  10. Avatar Of Sue



    These monsters better be found, wrapped totally in duct tape and thrown in a pit to die. Sorry, I speak for animals first then humans because someone must,

  11. Avatar Of Katie



    It is amazing that a lot of Americans seem to have such a great INFERIORITY complex that they have to harm their dogs to draw attention to them. If they don’t muzzle dogs with tapes, they shoot innocent cats with a bow and arrow. Your society stinks!!!!

  12. Avatar Of Diana Swinton

    Diana Swinton


    I’m sorry but this is ridiculous! I want to rip that person’s head off, cuz obviously he doesn’t use it for anything! I don’t care what the dog did… that is NOT the way to train a dog! You use POSITIVE reinforcement – you don’t punish them like that – and maybe keep your garbage out of reach and your chihuahua out of the way… hey here’s a novel idea… why don’t you give your dogs to someone that really cares to teach your dogs correctly and love them unconditionally like they love their owners – but YOU? no.

  13. Avatar Of Mary Reidler

    Mary Reidler


    The sad part is these dogs still love and are faithful to their master. Even thru abuse. Im glAd they are cracking down with more harsh fines.

  14. Avatar Of Sharon



    I hope they get these BASTARDS, and throw the book at them! They are too chicken shit to show their faces, pick on an innocent dog and hide your faces! They need to be handcuffed with every orifice in their bodies taped shut, and then thrown in a jail cell!! To me that isn’t even penalty enough! Please find this poor dog before it’s too late!

  15. Avatar Of Mary



    What I wonder is why these “people” and I use the term loosely, have dogs in the first place. If you don’t know how to care for one, don’t love them, don’t have one. Simple as that.

  16. Avatar Of Seth Tyrssen

    Seth Tyrssen


    Every one of these sick fucks needs to be arrested, charged, and jailed.

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