A pet-sitter in Pennsylvania is facing charges for cruelty to animals after a dog that she was watching suffocated in a muzzle that she had placed on him. According to Friday’s CBS Pittsburgh, a dog named “Tucker” was left in the care of Erin McGough back in July.
McGough claims that the dog bit her so she got a muzzle from her own dog and placed it on Tucker – she told the news agency why, “I went and I got the muzzle, and I put the muzzle from my dog onto [Tucker] because I don’t want to be bit, and I didn’t want my daughter to get bit.”
Unfortunately, the muzzle did not fit properly and Tucker somehow got out of his yard and ran away. The next day, Tucker’s body was found not far from his home…he was dead because he suffocated in the muzzle, which did not allow him to pant or breathe properly.
McGough claims that she never meant for this to happen and that it was nothing more than a tragic accident. She stated, “I was horrified … It wasn’t an intentional act on my part.”
(Screenshot via CBS Pittsburgh)
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