The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Caitlyn the Dog Who Suffered Grotesque Injuries After Her Snout Was Taped Shut with Electrical Tape is on the Mend The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Caitlyn the Dog Who Suffered Grotesque Injuries After Her Snout Was Taped Shut with Electrical Tape is on the Mend

Monday, June 15, 2015

Caitlyn the Dog Who Suffered Grotesque Injuries After Her Snout Was Taped Shut with Electrical Tape is on the Mend


A 15-month-old dog named Caitlyn that was found with her snout taped shut so tightly she needed surgery is doing well and does not require additional procedures, animal society officials said.

Charleston Animal Society officials announced Friday that Caitlyn, a stray dog found in North Charleston, South Carolina in May, does not require additional surgery to her mutilated snout.

In a Facebook post on the society's page, an administrator wrote that a veterinarian concluded that the dog's original incisions are healed.

The dog, a Chocolate Staffie Mix, was found on a doorstep with the electrical tape wrapped tightly around her muzzle, Fox Carolina reports.

The person took the dog to the society and Caitlyn, listed in critical condition, underwent surgery to repair her cheek and lips.

Court documents state that when Caitlyn was taken in, her snout was swollen and her tongue was swollen, bruised, discolored and oozing blood, Fox reports.

Officials said Caitlyn's tongue had no blood flow since it became stuck between her teeth due to the tight tape wrapping.

A vet earlier in the week said that the pooch would need additional surgery to treat a wound underneath her chin, but declared on Friday that it would not be necessary.

William Leonard Dodson, 41, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty on June 4 in the case of the abused dog.
  
His bail was set at $50,000 and he was ordered to surrender a second dog he owned at his residence, police told Fox.

Court documents stated that Dodson bought the dog at the end of May for $20 and told the woman he bought it from that he had taped the dog's snout because she wouldn't stop barking.

Dodson, who laughed about the claim, reportedly also told the woman that he chained the dog in his front yard but the pooch broke free and escaped, Fox reports, citing an affidavit. 

According to society officials, the tape may have been wrapped for between 36 and 48 hours.

For more information on the Charleston Animal Society, you can check out their website, and if you are interested in donating to Toby's Fund, click HERE. 


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