The South Carolina man charged with animal cruelty after taping the muzzle of a Charleston dog named Caitlyn had a court appearance on Monday, Live5 News reported October 19. Greenville Dog Examiner covered the tragedy here on June 22.
Charleston Animal Society took responsibility for Caitlyn and rushed her to Veterinary Emergency Care. A medical report now a part of court documents described her muzzle as “markedly swollen with evidence of tape around its muzzle,” and her tongue was “significantly swollen, significantly bruised, discolored and oozing blood.”
Caitlyn has achieved celebrity status in the Charleston area and is doing well in foster care. Caitlyn is also part of a fundraising campaign to rebuild a Charleston cat sanctuary destroyed during this month’s devastating floods. The Feline Freedom Coalition, located on about 20 acres on the outskirts of Charleston, suffered approximately $50,000 in damages from the floods. The sanctuary’s road is ruined, along with their RV for quarantined cats and the cat cabins. Caitlyn will do her part to help raise funds needed for repairing the sanctuary.