Police Flooded with Calls After Photo of Dog Surfaces on Social Media

Another photo of a dog with his mouth taped shut shows up on Facebook, prompting police offices to be flooded with calls.

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Police offices in Avon and Torrington, Connecticut and South Daytona, Florida have been flooded with phone calls from concerned people after yet another picture of a dog with their mouth taped shut has hit social media outlets.  The photo was taken and shared to Facebook, and has quickly gone viral.

The poster is said to be a woman.  She’s alleged to have taped the dog’s mouth shut for excessive barking.  The photo contains the caption, “This is what happens when you don’t shut up!!!”

What has been figured out so far, is the person responsible has relatives in Avon, Connecticut, and at one point was living in Torrington.  The police there have reported to the local news outlets that they have been flooded with calls on information regarding the photo.

The photo is not only garnering calls from Florida and Connecticut.  So far reports from police stations in 24 states say they’ve been contacted about the photo, and calls from Canada and the UK have come in as well.

Torrington Police Sgt. Gerald Peters said, “We’ve been working on it most of the day in conjunction with the South Daytona Police Department in Florida and also with Avon police.”  Sgt Peters said that the photo most likely didn’t take place in Torrington.

Police in Florida said the woman in question left Florida some 12 to 18 months ago.  They also say she has never lived in the city.

“Family members say she loves the dogs, she takes care of the dogs, but sometimes she does inappropriate jokes, and they feel that this is probably one of them,” said South Daytona police Lt. Dan Dietrich.  “If it is a joke, it’s a very bad joke, and it’s cost the City of South Daytona a whole lot of money and a lot of time to investigate.  I’m going to take a guess that now that somebody put her car and all of her information out there on Facebook, and that she’s probably going to go underground for a while.”

The post has yet to be deleted from the woman’s Facebook page.

323 thoughts on “Police Flooded with Calls After Photo of Dog Surfaces on Social Media

  1. Please find these abusers and rescue the dogs.there is no human on earth that deserves to have a pet and one who is only capable of love, and treat them so horrifically. Please do something.

  2. Lets find her and tape her mouth shut, all the way around her mouth, face, nose, eyes, after all she deserves it, and if by chance she suffocates………Oh well!!!

  3. She said that she did it because the dog was barking. She should never be allowed to have another pet. Some people seem to think that dogs don’t feel pain. It’s ridiculous, and we should not ever tolerate animal abuse.

  4. CNN Headline News said this morning she lives in Connecticut and the investigation has been turned over to them. She still has it up on her Facebook page, her comments are unbelievably ignorant and cocky. I hope they do the same to her as she’s escorted to her jail cell!

  5. This is when I, as her FB friend or family member, call the police, meet them at her house, take the dog and never speak to her again. Seriously, if you know her how do you not do something?

  6. How many times are you going to post the same story??? We all know you’re doing it for the pure shock value. Well anybody with any common sense knows that.
    Gotta love social media!!!

  7. The lady that did this claimed that her dog barks consistently. She said that she only kept duck tape on her dog less than five minutes. She did not think very smartly by posting this on Facebook.

  8. I saw her post yesterday. She said she took it off after a few minutes, but who knows if she really did. She’s clearly an idiot, and didn’t get why people were so upset. I hope she gets the message loud and clear from the authorities.

  9. We all have a love/hate relationship with social media. But one benefit is when crimes and cruelty occur, going viral can bring to light attention needed by law enforcement. Sadly, before social media, animal cruelty cases like this one would have gone unnoticed; but fortunately with social media, this piece of trash will have to face criminal charges for her abuse.

  10. This dumb bitch claims it was a joke? Would you do this to a child “as a joke”? Like it’s not going to hurt this poor dog when she takes it off? People like this need to be punished for their stupidity so others think twice! Piece of garage human

  11. They are still trying to locate her. Not sure if she is in Florida or Connecticut. I think she’s hiding out right now. Can’t wait till they catch her.

  12. Don’t like of Course is anything happening to her does anyone know. What if her punishment was to strap her mouth shut think she would like it ??

  13. Wth is wrong with these hideous evil people? We obviously have to continue to strive for tougher animal abuse punishment!

  14. Sadly this is becoming a tend! Selfish, heartless and cruel tyrants are using it to get attention. The wrong kind of attention of course…Simply mad!

  15. People that do this are so sick,that they should have this done to them with there hands tied behind there backs and taped up mouths !

  16. Seems like they haven’t found her yet. I can’t believe the people out there that know this filthy skank won’t turn her in. If you know her and don’t turn her in, you’re just as much of a POS as she is.

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