Man admits muzzling barking dog with electrical tape

2016-08-09 21:33
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Charleston - A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around the muzzle of a dog in an incident that attracted international attention, has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and faces up to five years in prison.

Local news outlets report that 42-year-old William Leonard Dodson of North Charleston entered the plea to a felony count on Monday in Charleston. He will be sentenced later.

Dodson was charged after the dog, since renamed Caitlyn, was found in May 2015 with electrical tape around her muzzle. Prosecutors say Dodson complained the dog was barking too much.

The chocolate Staffordshire mix, now 2 years old, lost part of her tongue and underwent several surgeries.

Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore says Caitlyn now lives with a new family, but continues to suffer from anxiety and stress.

Read more on:    us  |  animals
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.