SC dog found with muzzle taped shut finds foster home, stars in firefighter calendar

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CHARLESTON, S.C — Caitlyn, the dog that was found with her muzzle bound with electrical tape in late May, now has a foster family.

Kay Hyman, the director of community engagement at the Charleston Animal Society, told ABCNews4 that Caitlyn is making good progress.

“Caitlyn is doing wonderful.  Her behavior is exactly what we expected. She’s outgoing, friendly, but unfortunately she is a little timid with men,” Hyman told ABCNews4. “But if they get down low and they have the right treats, she’ll take them from him and she warms up.”

The pup has even found a new friend at the foster home — another foster dog named Oreo.

Hyman told ABCNews4 she’s still shocked at how much attention Caitlyn gained.

People magazine reported that Caitlyn is even going to be featured in the 2016 Charleston Firefighter Calendar.

Caroline Eller, who produces the calendar, told People magazine she was just waiting until Caitlyn was strong enough to do the shoot.

“We received the green light from her team of veterinarians and before I could even ask Josh Allen, the firefighter I wanted to pose with Caitlyn, he reached out to me,” Eller told People magazine. “I’d say it was meant for those two to be featured together. Josh visited Caitlyn at the emergency clinic and spent ample time with her before the photo shoot so she was completely comfortable with him.”

Everyone agreed Caitlyn was a natural in front of the camera.

All of the money raised through selling the calendars will go to Toby’s Fund, which is the Charleston Animal Society’s medical fund that cares for thousands of abused, neglected and abandoned animals.

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