Photo of dog with duct tape muzzle prompts investigation

Brown and the dog in question both reside in Florida

Photo Courtesy: Photo used with permission by the Torrington Police Department. / WTNH

AVON, Conn. (AP) — A photo shared on Facebook depicting a dog with duct tape wrapped tightly around its mouth spawned both outrage on social media and a police investigation in Connecticut.

The picture was posted by a woman named Katie Brown just before 10 a.m. Friday with the caption, “This is what happens when you dont shut up!!!”

Police say Brown’s listed residence is South Daytona, Florida but she has ties to Connecticut. Brown’s Facebook page states she attended Central Connecticut State University.

Following a barrage of calls from concerned animal lovers, Avon police investigated an address associated with Brown’s family but quickly determined the incident did not occur there.

Chief Mark Rinaldo says officers verified that Brown and the dog in question both reside in Florida.

Brown couldn’t be reached for comment.

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