Dog who started life with taped snout now getting photo shoot and new family

FOX 5 News (WAGA) -- In mid-May the world was shocked to hear about Caitlyn, a young Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who was found with her mouth taped shut. The abused pup was rescued by Charleston Animal Control Officers and has since undergone several emergency surgeries and medical treatments to repair her lips, tongue and snout.

These days, the 15-month-old girl is frolicking like a celebrity on beaches, and posing for photographers with several handsome firemen for an annual charity calendar for the organization that helped save her life, the Charleston Animal Society.

One of the firefighters Caitlyn was seen making friends with was Josh Allen of the St. Andrews Fire Department. Organizers for the calendar say Allen visited with Caitlyn a few days prior to the shoot to have some time bonding with her. And it shows. The two look super happy and natural together.

When not mugging for the camera, Caitlyn enjoys snuggling with her foster humans, big and small. We’re told she’s extra protective of the little boy in her foster home and that they may be on the track to being her forever home.

The man that is charged with animal abuse in Caitlyn’s case is awaiting trial. Calendars featuring Caitlyn, the firemen and several other rescue pups from the Charleston Animal Society are available for preorder on the CAS website. All proceeds from the calendar will benefit the Toby medical fund which pays for lifesaving treatment, such as Caitlyn’s, for all CAS’s animals. 

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