Dog found with muzzle taped shut expected to make full recovery

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Caitlyn, the dog found with her muzzle taped shut, is expected to make a full recovery.

After seeing her condition, veteranarians thought the 15-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier mix would lose about one-third of her tongue. That number has shrunk down to less than one-eighth.

The pooch had surgery just a couple of weeks ago, and the vet says “her wounds are healing nicely and the sutures are staying in place,” according to the Charleston Animal Society’s Facebook page.


Specialists also thought Caitlyn would need another surgery Friday to tend to a wound that opened up under her chin. But after just one day of incredible healing, the vets decided she didn’t need it.

The Charleston Animal Society is covering Caitlyn’s surgical costs. She is still recovering.


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