The Stray Dog Found With Her Muzzle Taped Shut Is Out Of Surgery And Expected To Make A Full Recovery

June 5, 2015

Caitlyn, the stray dog found in Charleston, South Carolina, with her muzzle taped shut with electrical tape, is finally having a good week.

dog muzzle taped shut update
Grace Beahm / The Post And Courier / AP

Earlier this week, police arrested the pup's alleged abuser on animal cruelty charges, and Caitlyn is now expected to make a full recovery, The Associated Press reports

The 15-month-old Chocolate Staffordshire's operation to reconstruct her badly damaged lips, cheeks and tongue was an overall success, her surgeons say. 

Thanks to the skilled hands of veterinarians DrKlein and Dr Bianucci, of Veterinary Specialty Care - SC Caitlyn has a reconstructed muzzle! #IamCaitlan #adoptatcas

Posted by Charleston Animal Society on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

After getting Caitlyn through surgery, doctors are optimistic that the dog will recover from the tragic incident with only a minimal loss of tongue function.

Caitlyn is now recovering in her ICU suite. Watch the live feed below to check in on her progress.

(H/T) People.

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