The “good Samaritan” who sought veterinary care for an injured dog, with a slit neck and duct-taped muzzle, concocted the abuse story. As reported by Fox News, the man who claimed to have found the dog in Madison County, Ohio, was actually the pup’s owner – and he made up the cruel story to get free veterinary care.
The dog, named Dani, apparently hurt her neck on barb-wire fencing and the duct tape was put on her muzzle to keep her from chewing up things at her family’s home.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office issued a release about the findings in their cruelty investigation, stating:
Butler County Sheriff’s Detective Division along with the Butler County Dog Wardens received several leads regarding the Animal Abuse case involving canine Dani. It was determined the subject that initially reported finding Dani and taking her to the Twin Maple Veterinarian Clinic was the actual owner of the canine.
Upon interviewing the owner it was relayed to our detectives that the canine had cut its throat on a barbed wire fence and they could not afford the veterinarian bills, so they concocted a story to get the canine help for free. The owner of the canine further advised the detectives that the canine did not have its muzzle taped up. The snout/mouth area that appeared to be injured was due to the owners keeping the canine muzzled for several hours a day due to it chewing up items in their residence and being aggressive towards their other canine.
The incident apparently took place outside of Butler County, but the Sheriff’s Office is working with the adjacent jurisdiction to ensure that the case is “dealt with appropriately.”
Prior article about this incident here.
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