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Florida deputies search for person who taped dog’s mouth shut

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Authorities are trying to find the person who taped a dog’s mouth shut with electrical tape.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that when the dog was found Tuesday it was dehydrated, appeared malnourished and was bleeding from wounds on his left arm and chest.

The dog has been seen by a veterinarian and is resting comfortably at Lee County Domestic Animal Services, deputies said.

Deputies said they are asking for help finding out who owned the dog.

Should you have any information regarding the identity of this dog, the dog’s owner or this incident, you are asked to call either the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000 or submit information anonymously to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 780-TIPS.

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