Abused Dog With Muzzle Taped Shut to Get Surgery

Caitlyn may lose a quarter of her tongue after her owner William Dodson allegedly taped the dog's mouth shut for two days.
1:55 | 06/03/15

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Yeah. And wanted a far cry from McDonald's to emergency care takers losing blood by the meaning it from the photographs you can see that. This was a lot of pressure this tape was applied very. Very very tight so that's gonna blanch out all the blood supply. Almost immediately and so in this this kind of tissue death. It is gonna happen you know within hours really. Doctor Henry V in new cheese to surgeon in charge of Caitlin scare. He says Caitlin is responding so well to both Weezer in hyperbaric oxygen treatments she's ready for surgery. It's kind of a combination of a plastic. Cosmetic surgery to it said reconnect her lip margin. And closed the the remaining part of the wound on her face at the same time will remove whatever on the Tom. Is clearly dad which I think it's gonna probably comprise. Roughly a fourth of the town. As keeper and prepares first surgery in more activists say they're hopeful. The man police arrested for taking her muzzle will still be in G. I think there should be more this was just a cruel act com. And the pain and suffering that Caitlin had to go through I don't I don't think 50000 dollars is really matches that that pain suffering. Altman looming director of anti cruelty and outreach with the Charleston animal society. Says the little blonde is another reason why South Carolina needs to animal cruelty laws he's healing but seeing the damage is done. Now that's never gonna gonna come back. The judge also sent and no animal order against William Dodson requiring surrender of any animals how. According to the police report Johnson bragged about keeping the dog's mouth shut. To her previous owner police say the woman recently stole the dog to Dotson for twenty dollars. According to court documents the woman told police Dotson laughed when he told her what he had done.

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