Warning: the following story contains graphic images.
Anyone who works with abused animals, like Charleston Animal Society Director of Anti-Cruelty Aldwin Roman, has seen some pretty sickening displays in their time. Yet this case shocked even him. Roman called it "the most malicious case of animal abuse" he'd seen in his entire career.
The case is that of Caitlyn, a 15-month-old chocolate staffie mix found in North Charleston, South Carolina. Caitlyn was found with electrical tape wrapped so tightly around her muzzle that her tongue was caught between her teeth. The tape had also caused multiple wounds on her flesh.
This is Caitlyn right after the tape was removed. Her tongue, seen protruding from her mouth, may have to be partially amputated.