Texas Dog Named 'Justice' After Found with Snout Taped Shut

Posted by Mateja Lane
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She was found with several layers of electrical tape wound around her snout. 

Now named Justice, the female mixed-hound breed was found in poor condition with her nose and mouth taped shut and abandoned on a back road in rural Texas north of Houston. She was taken to Montgomery County Animal Shelter on June 9.

The local sheriff department wants to catch the people responsible and shared this public service announcement on their Facebook page. It alerts residents about what happened to Justice and asks for help with finding whoever committed this "inhumane act."

Please see attached release

‎Posted by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on‎ יום רביעי 14 יוני 2017

Please see attached release

Posted by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Justice was taken to S.A.F.E House Rescue & Adoptions where she is slowly recovering from the injuries incurred from having her snout so tightly wrapped. The road to recovery will be a long one; when vets performed a debridement they found a hole in her nasal cavity which they secured with sutures.

Justice will be on pain medication for quite a while, and will return every few days to have her bandages changed; she is staying with a foster family.

Justice went to the vet Monday. They have estimated her to be one year old and she was HW NEG - what great news! ...

‎Posted by S.A.F.E. House Rescue & Adoptions on‎ יום רביעי 14 יוני 2017

The dog's owners have been located and interviewed but don't appear to have harmed Justice this way. In an updated press release officials specified that it is possible that the dog was taken from the residence and put through the abuse. The investigation in Montgomery County is ongoing.

Animal abusers in Texas will now face up to a decade in prison if convicted thanks to a new law signed in early June. Unfortunately the law won't go in effect until September, but hopefully the perpetrators that taped Justice's snout will face the same consequences.

If you have information on who committed this cruel act, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 936-760-5800 or Crime Stoppers at 800-392-7867.

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Texas Dog Named 'Justice' After Found with Snout Taped Shut