UPDATE! 38K raised for Toby’s Fund! Excellent work, Shep and Cameran.
Thanks to all the TT folks who contributed.xoxo
The other day I noticed on I believe it was Lisa Vanderpump’s Twitter, a chocolate colored dog whose mouth and been firmly taped shut with black electrical tape. I wasn’t able to look at it let along read where or why this happened. It is very upsetting for me to think about even now.
So when someone sent me this benefit flyer related to the Charleston Animal Society, I thought it was a really bad flier because all of the words are covering up the most adorable dog ever.
You see I failed to make the connection. The words are covering up the dog’s muzzle which is severely damaged and bloody in places. His tongue was in between his teeth when his jaw was taped shut. His tongue and lips suffered significant damage. There was a surgery that took longer than anticipated and the dog is healing at a Vet’s office on Mount pleasant.
Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks and K. Cooper Ray, cast members of “Southern Charm,” will help throw a benefit party at the Republic Garden & Lounge on King Street next week in honor of Caitlyn, the dog found last week in North Charleston with her muzzle taped shut.
The fundraiser will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday. The cover charge is $10, which will be donated to Toby’s Fund, money that allows the Charleston Animal Society to provide medical and behavioral treatment to neglected and abused animals in the Lowcountry.
Like many others around the world, Rose said he was inspired to help raise funds for Charleston Animal Society after seeing the photo of Caitlyn with tape wound so tightly around her nose that her tongue had turned black.
“It was a very easy decision for me to agree to help,” Rose wrote in an email Wednesday. “Abusing a pet is similar to a abusing a child in my mind. Just inexcusable and deplorable.”
Caitlyn had surgery Wednesday morning at Veterinary Specialty Care to repair the tissue damage in her lips and tongue. To make donations to Toby’s Fund, visit www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/tobys-fund/. [ SOURCE: Post & Courier]
If you are fortunate enough to be in Charleston next Tuesday, stop in and meet Shep and Cameran and find out some tea for us and drop a ten spot or two in the collection plate.