North Charleston Police have made an arrest in the case of Caitlyn, a chocolate Staffie who was once discovered closing week in crucial situation with electric tape wound tightly round her muzzle.
William Leonard Dodson, 41, is being charged with unwell remedy of animals and torture after allegedly purchasing Caitlyn from her earlier house owners for $10 simply two days previous to being discovered.
When Caitlyn was once discovered, the photographs of her abuse briefly unfold all the way through the global, touching tens of millions and spurring a national manhunt for the individual accountable. Caitlyn’s earlier house owners contacted Animal Control with details about the guy that purchased their canine.
According to the couple, the 15-month outdated Staffordshire terrier combine was once an excessive amount of to care for, destroying their assets. For concern of being evicted from their house, they opted – as a substitute of giving the canine the consideration and coaching she wanted – to promote her.
They offered Caitlyn, then named ‘Diamond’, to Dodson on Memorial Day for $10.
Two days later, when her earlier proprietor stepped out of doors to depart for paintings, he discovered his former canine on the entrance porch, her muzzle taped close. Apparently the canine had returned to the simplest house she knew for assist.
Caitlyn’s earlier proprietor requested a neighbor to name 911.
“I have a dog that’s here at my house that I found and the dog’s mouth is taped shut with electrical tape, tongue hanging out its mouth, bleeding, and his tongue is completely black,” WACH Fox 57 has reported the 911 caller announcing. “I just don’t know what to do.”
Veterinarians consider Caitlyn’s mouth have been taped close for 2 days, that means Dodson would have completed this to her in a while after purchasing the canine.
If convicted of unwell remedy of an animal, Dodson may withstand five years in jail and a $five,000 advantageous.