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Man jailed for taping dog's mouth shut

How can anyone be so cruel

An American man who wrapped electrical tape around the muzzle of a dog has been sentenced to five years in jail.

William Dodson, 43, said he bound the pet's mouth because she barked too much. Caitlyn, a Staffordshire bull terrier mix, lost part of her tongue and had to have several surgeries.

The sentence represents South Carolina's maximum for animal cruelty.

The day before the court case, William Dodson was also sentenced to 15 years on a separate gun charge.

The two sentences will run simultaneously.
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12-08-2017, 09:33 PM
I think the sentences should run for the full term of each - 20 years. And the cruel barsteward should be banned from ever owning any pets.
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23-08-2017, 05:58 PM
I agree, Time Animal Abuse was taken seriously by the Courts. If the punishment was harsh and heavy maybe people would think twice before they did it..
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07-10-2017, 10:30 AM
Oh what a terrible thing to do to a dog.
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