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Copycat Dog Muzzle Duct Taping Crime?

10-week-old puppy in Louisiana found with muzzle duct taped: Copycat crime?-slide0

By Marion Algier – Just One More Pet

Image source: Charleston Animal Society

The original case, Caitlyn in South Carolina

Question for the Day…. Just how many losers and abusers are out there?

Examiner.com:  An adorable ten-week-old pit bull puppy is recovering in LaPlace, Louisiana after someone found him roaming along Manchester Lane in St. John the Baptist Parish late last week with his muzzle wrapped tightly with electrical tape, reports wdsu.com.

Could it have been a copycat crime of Caitlyn the abused dog from South Carolina last week?

Vet Naturally

Now named Otis, the black and white pit bull mix, found by a good Samaritan, was taken to the parish area animal shelter who transferred the pup to VetNaturally where veterinarian Ashley Geoghegan attended to the little one’s medical needs free of charge.

Otis’ mouth had been tightly duct taped, and cloth had been wrapped tightly around his neck. Somehow the puppy was able to break away and was found wandering along the street. There are suspicions of this having been a copycat crime from the well publicized Charleston, South Carolina dog, Caitlyn, whose muzzle was also wrapped tightly with duct tape.

In addition, two of Otis’ toes were broken.

Dr. Geoghegan stated the owner of the puppy may have been "teaching the dog a lesson" type of punishment which of course is inhumane, or may have been priming Otis to be a bait dog for dog fighting activities.

Otis is expected to make a full recovery and is being fostered by Stephanie Pagliarulo, of Mandeville, who read about his plight on social media.

A $700 reward has being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this act of animal cruelty. The St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

For those wishing to donate to the reward or inquire about adoptions, are asked to contact animalhelperneworleans@gmail.com.

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