NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Caitlyn, the dog that was found with her muzzle bound with electrical tape in late May, is now serving as an ambassador for the humane treatment of animals.
Charleston Animal Society officials said Caitlyn is serving as an ambassador for area pets and even dressed up like a superhero on Halloween.
The Charleston Animal Society even made paper cutouts of Caitlyn, so she can inspire people everywhere.
The young Staffordshire bull terrier mix was found earlier this year with her mouth forced shut with electrical tape in North Charleston, S.C.
Her former owners said they sold her for $10. A few days later, the dog showed up in their yard with black electrical tape wound around her muzzle.
The tape was so tight that her tongue was caught between her teeth, according to officials. The dog may have been left in that condition for up to 48 hours.
When doctors removed the tape, her muzzle swelled to about double its normal size.
The dog was named Diamond, but rescuers renamed her Caitlyn. She was predicted to make a full recovery.
North Charleston police arrested 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson on suspicion of abusing the dog. He faces a charge of ill-treatment of an animal involving torture.
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