Sweet Dog Found with Duct Tape Around Her Head and Mouth Makes Amazing Recovery

A South Carolina Sheriff rescued a dog with duct tape wrapped around her head and mouth after she was found wandering near a residential road.

Sheriff’s Captain Chad McInville knew that something was wrong the moment he spotted the her. “I finally got the dog to come to me,” he told The Washington Post, “and I was able to get the duct tape off of her head and her mouth.”

McInvile noted that the tape was wrapped around her mouth so many times that “she would have died because she couldn’t eat.”

The dog was immediately transported to Darlington County Humane Society. Susan Blakeney, a volunteer with the shelter, said that the dog, who is now named Aurora, was evaluated by a veterinarian Tuesday morning and found to be “a little on the thin side” but otherwise was not severely affected by the duct tape.

In a Facebook update, the Darlington County Humane Society wrote that Aurora, who is thought to be a 3 or 4-year-old pure breed Great Dane, has lacerations on one paw, hookworms, whipworms and heartworms.

Update on Aurora- Dog found wandering Darlington County with her head and mouth duct taped. Results below from her vet…

Posted by DarlingtonCountyhs Rescue on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Aurora is expected to make a full recovery after being duct taped and abandoned.

Aurora recovering after being duct taped and abandonedYou met Aurora yesterday, but she looked much different. Today, the dog found in Darlington whose mouth and eyes were duct taped is doing much better. FULL STORY http://wp.me/p5Mgd0-Sii

Posted by WBTW News13 on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Darlington County Humane Society has set up a YouCaring page to raise money for Aurora’s medical care.

Authorities have asked the public for any information relating to the abused animal. Her former owners have yet to be found.

The Humane Society said Aurora will not be available for adoption for several weeks because she is the focus of an active animal cruelty investigation.

For more information on how to help Aurora, visit the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office and Humane Society on Facebook.