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Justice Served: A North Carolina Man was Given Five Years for His Heartless Crime

William Leonard Dobson, 42, was given the maximum sentence of five years after pleading guilty to a felony charge of ill-treatment of an animal for muzzling his dog with electrical tape.

Caitlyn, a female staffle-mix, had her jaw wound so tightly that its tongue turned black.

“I’m not trying to be mean,” Circuit Judge Markley Dennis told dog owner, “but I wish I could give you more.”

“I think this sends a message that … we’re not going to let this stuff slide anymore,” an advocate for the Caitlyn told Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper.