North Charleston police have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the animal cruelty case of Caitlyn, a dog that was found with her mouth taped shut, according to the Post and Courier.
William Leonard Dodson, of North Charleston, was arrested Monday night and charged with ill treatment of animals-torture, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.
Caitlyn, a 15-month-old chocolate Staffordshire Caityln was found Wednesday in the Chicora neighborhood in North Charleston. Black electrical tape had been wound tightly around her snout, trapping her tongue between her teeth, possibly for several days.
She has been recovering in the care of the Charleston Animal Society, which had also offered a $1,000 reward for the arrest of the person responsible for taping her muzzle. The Humane Society of the United States also offered a $5,000 reward.