$5,000 Reward Offered for Help Nabbing Abuser Who Duct Taped Dog’s Mouth Shut

Published by PETA.

On April 4, deputies in the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office in Darlington, South Carolina responded to an anonymous call about a black Great Dane wandering around the 900 block of Rogers Road with her mouth and head wrapped in duct tape. After catching the terrified dog—now named Aurora—and safely removing the tape, they took her to the county animal shelter for treatment.

Veterinarians believe that Aurora was taped for up to a day and a half, and she is now being treated for malnourishment, whipworms, heartworms, and a foot infection—but is expected to make a full recovery.

Law-enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with this case, prompting PETA to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

The dog who was found with its mouth and face duct taped is doing well at the local shelter and should be available for adoption in about 2 months, officials say.

Posted by WPDE ABC15 on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office at 843-398-4501.

PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately, before the culprit hurts anyone else.

Would you please share this information? It might be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this act.

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