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'This is what happens when you don't shut up!': Florida woman posts photo of her dog with mouth duct-taped shut, sparking Internet outrage and a police investigation
- Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, taped her dog's mouth shut when the pooch barked too much
- She posted the photo to Facebook and received numerous complaints
- The photo was shared more than 45,000 times in less than 24 hours
- Local police say they have been inundated with calls from as far away as Australia and are investigating the matter
A woman is drawing the wrath of Facebook for duct taping her dog's mouth shut and proudly displaying the photo.
Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, posted a photo of her chocolate Labrador with silver duct tape taped all around her muzzle on Friday, with the caption 'This is what happens when you dont (sic) shut up!!!'
The photo has since been shared over 45,000 times in 14 hours, and despite plenty of criticism, she refuses to take the photo down, and in fact, defended her actions in the thread.
The unidentified dog (above), owned by Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, was duct-taped by her owner when she barked too much - Brown proudly posted the picture on Facebook to the horror of her friends
Brown's Facebook friends were mostly horrified by Brown's actions, but she refused to take the photo down
Brown and her dog (in another Facebook picture) before Brown duct-taped the pooch's mouth
Defiant: Brown does not seem to think duct-taping her dog's mouth was wrong, and wrote 'I did
it for 60 seconds' on Facebook - calls have poured into the local police department and officers are looking for her
When one friend begged her to reassure people that she did not actually tape the pup's mouth, she wrote, 'I cant lie i did it for sixty seconds. It was time out and no more barking.'
Other Facebook users threatened to report her to the police.
Despite the criticism, Brown defiantly kept the photo up.
She then followed up with another post, saying, 'Dont panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasn't barked since... POINT MADE!!!'
South Daytona Police Department Telecommunications Supervisor Mimi Perez told the Daily Mail that it has received an onslaught of calls about Brown's dog 'from 44 states, three provinces, and as far away as Australia.'
Police are currently looking for Brown for questioning but have been unable to find her at the addresses they have listed for her.
In October, Kimberly Ann Howell of Salisbury, North Carolina, was charged with animal abuse after posting a photo of her duct-taped dog on Facebook and captioned it 'hah hah.'
Police allowed the dog to stay with Howell because there were no signs of injury, and she claimed she only kept the tape on long enough to take a photo, according to USA Today.
The world was sickened when Caitlyn (above) was found with her muzzle taped shut so tightly that she needed surgery to remove the tape - her owner, William Leonard Dodson, was arrested
Animal lovers were horrified in June when Chocolate Staffie Mix Caitlyn, who bears a striking resemblance to Brown's dog, was found in North Charleston, South Carolina with her mouth taped shut so tightly that she needed surgery to remove the tape.
William Leonard Dodson, 41, was charged with ill treatment of animals, he was forced to surrender a second dog he owned.
Caitlyn has since recovered from her ordeal.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3337132/This-happens-don-t-shut-Florida-woman-posts-photo-dog-mouth-duct-taped-shut-sparking-wrath-Internet-police-investigation.html#ixzz3sqmh5jzW
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