Caitlyn the dog has had quite the year.
In May of 2015, she was found with her muzzle taped shut, which completely cut off circulation to her tongue, and caused severe injuries to her muzzle.
Dr. Henri Bianucci of Veterinary Specialty Care – SC performed the necessary surgeries on Caitlyn to help her on the road to recovery last year.
Since that time, things have been looking up for Caitlyn. She’s been living with a foster family, which includes another pup sibling, Oreo.
Caitlyn has also become an ambassador for the Charleston Animal Society, the rescue organization that took her in and helped get her the lifesaving veterinary care she needed.
Caitlyn has even become a doggie model — last year, she posed for a yearly calendar that raises money for abused and neglected animals.
The Charleston Firefighter Calendar paired her with a local firefighter, Josh Allen, of the St. Andrews Fire Department, for the photo shoot.
Caitlyn really seemed to fall for Josh — here she is reuniting with him a month after their photo shoot.
Luckily, Caitlyn doesn’t seem to mind all the publicity — she happily poses in costumes and even jewelry.
While her foster family hasn’t been able to adopt her while the case against her abuser is pending, they expect to make her a permanent part of their family as soon as this summer.
To support the Charleston Animal Society’s anti-cruelty fund, which is meant to help prevent and address cruelty to dogs like Caitlyn, visit Caitlyn’s Anti-Cruelty Fund.
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