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Police are asking for help to find the person responsible for an “extreme act of cruelty” against a dog found wandering the streets, her muzzle tightly bound with a rubber band for nearly 2-weeks.
When “Liberty” was found, the rubber band was so tightly wound around her muzzle that her jaw bone was exposed and part of her tongue was missing.
Veterinarians aren’t quite sure how Liberty survived the ordeal, unable to eat, drink, or pant for between 10 to 14 days in the Florida heat.
Now, Plantation, Florida police are hoping the community can help find the person responsible.
Police say the dog’s owner reported her missing July 12th. Then someone reported seeing a man abandon a dog matching Liberty’s description on July 17th driving an older model black vehicle in the area near the Turnpike overpass on W. Sunrise Boulevard.
Liberty was found on the streets of Plantation the next day. Investigators rushed her to the hospital where Veterinary surgeon Carl Jehn worked to close her wound. He says he believes Liberty’s muzzle was bound for at least 10-14 days.
Despite her ordeal, Liberty has remained calm and happy, teaching her caregivers and foster family a lesson in love and trust.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.