NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Police have arrested a man after a dog was found with electrical tape around its muzzle last week in North Charleston.
Multiple news outlets report authorities say 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson of North Charleston was arrested Monday night and charged with ill treatment of animals. It was not clear if he has an attorney.
Caitlyn, a 15-month-old chocolate Staffordshire mix and a well-known stray in the neighborhood showed up at a home with her mouth tightly bound last week.
Animal Society veterinarian Lucy Fuller initially said Caitlyn was in critical condition because the tape cut off blood flow to her tongue. But vets say the dog showed signs of progress over the weekend. Caitlyn is receiving hyperbaric and cold laser treatment to save damaged tissue in her mouth.