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Florida woman charged for duct-taping dog's mouth and locking him in filthy cage

Dog saved from abusive situation in Florida
Dog saved from abusive situation in FloridaScreen shot via CBS 12 News

According to Thursday's CBS 12 News, a Boynton Beach, Fla., woman was arrested after police discovered that her dog's muzzle had been bound in duct-tape and he was confined to a filthy, urine and feces-filled cage on the balcony of her apartment.

Two weeks ago, thanks to a tip from a concerned passerby, sheriff's deputies were able to rescue the abused pit bull and arrest his owner, 29-year-old Andrea Curiel, at the Heron Pointe Apartments.

Cureal is facing a charge of animal cruelty - her dog was taken to the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

The dog will be put up for adoption.

Continue reading: Bonded pit bulls in desperate need of a new home

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