Some people can often be seen brutally treating their pets but also those who roam the streets. This is how dogs abandoned outside can be seen freezing in the cold, forced to search for debris. Worse situations can often be seen when people neglect or abuse these helpless creatures.
But all these misdeeds are subject to the justice system, which works in a way that makes sense. One such case is with William Dodson, who will spend the next 15 years in prison. Part of the punishment for Dodson is due entirely to the fact that he savagely taped his pit bull Caitlyn’s snout closed for a total of 36 hours. The consequences of this violent behavior were great, so the poor puppy suffered severe scars on his face and his health was significantly impaired.
Caitlyn the dog thanks Assistant Solicitor Ted Corvey for sticking with her case for almost two years and for getting the maximum sentence for her abuser! #JusticeforCaitlyn #IamCaitlyn #adoptatcas
Caitlyn’s Abusive Home & Dodson’s 15 Year Sentence
Dodson was originally charged with possession of a weapon, and when a five-year sentence for animal cruelty was added to that sentence, he was given a total of 15 years in prison
Sentencing, Circuit Judge Markley Dennis told Dodson:
“I’m not trying to be mean, but I wish I could give you more!”
Many people support Judge Dennis and the imposition of harsher sentences in such cases. They have seen pictures of the nose and mouth of Dodson’s dog Caitlyn on social media. Using an electrical cord and wrapping it nine times around Caitlyn’s muzzle, Dodson damaged his face.
Joe Elmore CEO Charleston Animal Society “There is no reason for cruelty against animals or humans, especially of this…
Dodson, who is a multiple offenders, has been in prison since June 2015. Dodson was first arrested for possession of marijuana, cocaine and loaded weapons. When he learned that the police were looking for him, he escaped. A day later, neighbors discovered Caitlyn and called for control of the animals, and together they rescued her from the home she was abused.
Aldwin Roman, director of the Charleston Organization for the Suppression of Cruelty and Reaching, believes that in this case a message will be sent that authorities will no longer allow such things to happen in the future. He added that everything in line with the law would be done to stop it, and then changes to the law would be required to strengthen them.
According to him, animal abuse is by no means acceptable and that is why people like Roman will be held accountable for their actions.
The condition of Caitlyn after Being Rescued
When they rescued Caitlyn from Dodson’s violent home, she was carefully treated by veterinary technicians.
About the first time she met her at the Charleston Animal Shelter, Roman said:
“I remember seeing the fear in her eyes. It was torture for 36 hours.”
Overcoming Caitlyn’s initial fear, the vets did their best to treat her well and provide her with great care, removing the ribbon and revealing a damaged tongue and sinus cavity.
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Although the scars and wounds were large, Caitlyn was fully recovered!
Using this example, one can confirm the importance of reporting animal abuse cases. Also, this is an example of how animal torturers should be treated.
Caitlyn now lives with her related family and enjoys life, she is very happy and healthy.
Animal abuse is happening all over the world and is a major problem that needs special attention.
Thanks to the observation and intervention of a kind and concerned neighbor, Caitlyn was quickly rescued, but often more than a simple phone call was needed to help animals in desperate need.
We ask everyone to do their part in protecting our furry friends!