Thank Rescuers for Saving Dog Found with Mouth Taped Shut


Target: Dr. Lucy Fuller and the Charleston Animal Society

Goal: Thank shelter staff for taking care of dog whose mouth was taped shut and finding those responsible for her abuse.

Caitlin–a 15-month-old pit bull–was found with tape around her muzzle. It was bound so tightly that Dr. Lucy Fuller, the vet in charge of the dog’s care, believes that the medical staff will have to amputate part of Lucy’s tongue and mouth. Caitlin is currently under the care of the Charleston Animal Society, which has placed a $5,000 reward to find out who was the one responsible for Caitlin’s suffering. Please sign this petition and thank Dr. Lucy Fuller and the Charleston Animal Society for taking care of this dog who was blatantly abused.

Dr. Fuller weren’t sure about Caitlin’s condition when the dog came to the shelter. She believes that the tape had been bound on Caitlin’s mouth for possibly two days and it had cut off circulation to the dog’s tongue. When they removed the tape, Caitlin experienced massive swelling. Dr. Fuller remains “guarded” about Caitlin’s condition. The dog has been placed on antibiotics and is undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help her wounds heal; Caitlin was also transferred to a veterinary hospital for treatment.

What has greatly upset the staff at the Charleston Animal Society is the fact that Caitlin remains sweet and loving through this ordeal. She was also microchipped and her previous owners were found. The couple stated that they sold Caitlin for $10 on Memorial Day–two days before she was found with her mouth bound together–because she had become destructive and hyper. They were worried that their landlord was going to evict them because of their dog.

Animal shelters provide various services, such as spaying, neutering, and training sessions for pets. They also provide emergency care for animals that have been abused in cases similar to Caitlin. Sign this petition and thank Dr. Lucy Fuller and the rest of the staff at Charleston Animal Society for taking care for this animal while she recovers.


Dear Dr. Lucy Fuller and the Charleston Animal Society,

Recently, a pit bull dog by the name of Caitlin was admitted into the Charleston Animal Society. Caitlin was found with tape bound so tightly around her muzzle that it cut off circulation to her tongue and made it difficult for her to breathe. Currently, the shelter is offering a reward to find the people responsible for her suffering.

I am writing this letter to thank you and the staff at Charleston Animal Society. It is through your efforts that animals like Caitlin are cared for. I realize that parts of your job are grim and depressing, but please know that your work allows dogs and other animals to heal and find better homes. Thank you for your efforts.


[Your Name Here]

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