Thousands of animal lovers are enraged after a woman posted a photo of her Labrador with his muzzle taped shut.
On Friday, Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, posted a photo of her chocolate Labrador with a silver duct tape wrapped around his muzzle.
“This is what happens when you dont (sic) shut up!!!” Brown wrote in the caption.
The photo has since been shared over 85,000 times. Despite plenty of criticism, Brown still refuses to take the photo down. Instead, she defended her actions in the thread.
In another post, Brown wrote, “Dont panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasn’t barked since… POINT MADE!!!”
Several people took screenshots of Brown’s post and reported it to local authorities.
South Daytona Police Department Telecommunications Supervisor Mimi Perez told the Daily Mail that their department has received an onslaught of calls about Brown’s dog “from 44 states, three provinces, and as far away as Australia.”
The City of South Daytona’s Facebook page said that the police department is aware of the incident and an animal abuse investigation is underway.