Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Taping Dog’s Mouth Shut

The puppy underwent reconstructive surgery after her muzzle was painfully bound with electrical tape.

It is good to see a judge hand out the stiffest punishment possible by law in Charleston, South Carolina.  The animal abuser will also be serving 15-years in a federal prison on an unrelated charge.

Circuit Judge Markley Dennis, in sentencing Dodson to the state’s maximum punishment for animal cruelty, said he wished the penalty could have been harder.

“I’m not trying to be mean,” Dennis told Dodson, according to Charleston’s Post and Courier, “but I wish I could give you more.”

William Leonard Dodson, 42, was handed down his sentence on Friday, one day after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for an unrelated federal gun charge. He will serve both sentences concurrently, The Associated Press reported.

Full article here from the Huffington Post and above from the Charleston newspaper and Associated Press.  Just use the embedded links.

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Heartworms, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks

Our winter was mild, mosquitos will be abundant this year. Protect your dog.

Cost of Heartworms in Dogs

Heartworms can be an expensive treatment in dogs and can range from $1200.00 to $3000.00 depending on the cost of living and severity of your Dog’s heartworms. On average, the national cost of treating heartworms in dogs is $1800.00. (source vetary.com)

What are Heartworms?

Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets, mainly dogs, cats, and ferrets. It is caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis. The worms are spread through the bite of a mosquito. (source vetary.com)

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Fleas and Ticks will be abundant this year due to our mild winter.  Protect your dog.

If you are not already giving your dog a flea and tick treatment, it’s time to start now!

More about fleas and ticks here > http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/fleas-and-ticks

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