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Reward Offered in Case of Stray Dog Found With Muzzle Taped Shut

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Caitlyn Was Found With Her Muzzle Tightly Wrapped In Electrical Tape. Photo Via Charleston Animal Society.
Caitlyn was found with her muzzle tightly wrapped in electrical tape. Photo via Charleston Animal Society.

The North Charleston Animal Society of South Carolina is asking for your help in finding the person responsible for seriously and intentionally injuring a local stray dog.

Caitlyn is a 15-month old Chocolate Lab/Staffie mix and a friendly, known stray in the Chicora Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston.

Yesterday, Caitlyn showed up on a resident’s doorstep with her muzzle tightly wound and clamped shut with black electrical tape, her face severely swollen, and circulation to her tongue restricted.

The injured dog was immediately taken to the North Charleston Animal Society where veterinarians carefully removed the tape and begin treating extensive, life-threatening injuries.

It Is Unknown If And How Caitlyn Will Recover From Her Extensive, Life-Threatening Injuries. Photo Via Charleston Animal Society.
It is unknown if and how completely Caitlyn will recover from her extensive, life-threatening injuries. Photo via Charleston Animal Society.

“Caitlyn is in a lot of pain, her condition is critical, and her prognosis is guarded,” Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Veterinary Care, Dr. Lucy Fuller, DVM told ABC News 4, “A large part of her tongue may need to be removed surgically if the tissue dies from the lack of blood flow. She may be severely disfigured, or the large amount of dead tissue may cause life-threatening complications.”

Veterinarians estimate that, based on her injuries, the tape was in place for between 36 and 48 hours, during which time Caitlyn would have been unable to eat, drink, breathe freely, bark, pant, or defend herself if necessary.

The Charleston Animal Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. If convicted of ill treatment of an animal, the suspects could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the Charleston Animal Society.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Maria Elena Gimenez Santamaria

    Maria elena Gimenez Santamaria

    says:

    Ya esta bien de torturas

  2. Avatar Of Frances

    Frances

    says:

    I used to work Animal Control and saw a lot of horrible things that people can do to animals. Sadly what the courts can and will do to people when they are caught is never enough. Things like this still reduce me to tears.

  3. Avatar Of Ron Dalton

    Ron Dalton

    says:

    Yes, look for prints on the tape and run them quick!

  4. I truly hope the mother-f—er who did this dies a slow agonizing death. I am sorry for my emotions but so dam tired of these sick batards getting away with this torture on animals. The low life cant pick on someone who can defend themselves. That makes them a coward.

    • Avatar Of Kelli Brenneke

      Kelli Brenneke

      says:

      I agree with you. This is the lowest type of human and more thab likely this type of person is a sociopath and will hurt people to. Disgusting!

  5. i’ve seen pictures of animal cruelty before but this stop my breath. $5000.00 or 5 yrs is not enough for this type of cruelty he or she must pay a lifetime in jail for it.

  6. Avatar Of Sara Cox

    Sara Cox

    says:

    I truly hope who ever is responsible for this is caught, but even if they are, the punishment won’t fit the crime I’m afraid! Any human being that would do something this cruel (to one of GOD’s CREATURES) deserves to be dealt much, much more pain than they inflicted on this innocent dog & I hope they get what they deserve and suffer tremendously!!!!!

  7. Avatar Of Maria Vasquez

    Maria Vasquez

    says:

    Can you please send an update. I am crying tears for this poor dog. So sad.

    Thank you.

    [email protected]

  8. Avatar Of Betty Schwartz

    betty schwartz

    says:

    Look for prints on the tape…

  9. Avatar Of Ma

    MA

    says:

    up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. NOT ENOUGH AND THAT’S UP TO WHICH MEANS THEY COULD DO NONE IF THEY EVEN LOOK FOR WHO DID IT

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