Thousands call police after woman posts photo of dog’s mouth taped shut to Facebook

Photo used with permission by the Torrington Police Department

AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Avon, Torrington, and South Daytona, Florida are investigating after a woman allegedly duct taped her dog’s mouth shut and shared the photo to Facebook.

The woman posted the photo of her chocolate lab’s mouth duct taped shut with the caption “This is what happens when you don’t shut up!!!”

In response to the negative feedback on her page, she later wrote, “Dont panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasnt barked since… POINT MADE!!!”

The photo of the dog has since gone viral, shared by thousands of outraged Facebook users. Police in both Connecticut and Florida have also been contacted by people from all over the world. The South Daytona police department has been giving updates on the investigation on their own Facebook page where they posted that they have information that indicates the the dog is OK at this time.

There seems to be some confusion regarding where the incident took place among the three departments but Torrington police say that part is still is not clear. They do say they believe she stopped in recent days at a local restaurant in town called Dawn’s Getaway Cafe.

There is no word on if police in Connecticut or Florida have spoken with her at this time. The incident is under investigation.

Police ask that you do not flood emergency phone numbers, as this may impact other emergency calls. Both Torrington and South Daytona Police have appointed officers to route callers due to the high influx of calls about the incident.

The woman has yet to delete the post.

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