Police in South Daytona Beach were flooded with hundreds of calls on Friday November 27, 2015 after upset animal lovers informed them about a disturbing picture of a dog with his/her mouth taped shut that was posted on Facebook.
The picture appeared on Katie Brown’s Facebook page with the caption “This is what happens when you don’t shut up!”. The image quickly created a firestorm and has been shared over 58,000 times on Facebook since, and mobilized animal advocates to take action.
Brown appeared to initially respond to people’s concerned comments by posting that the tape was only on for a minute. The response reads, “Don’t panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasn’t barked since…POINT MADE!!!”
News stations in the area also received dozens of calls and have reported that South Daytona Animal Control is investigating the matter. The City of South Daytona also took to Facebook to update everyone on the situation:
We’ll keep you updated as this is a developing story.