Florida officials investigating after photo is shared of dog with mouth duct-taped shut

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FLORIDA – Officials in Florida are investigating after a photo was shared of a dog with their mouth taped shut with duct tape.

Katie Brown posted the photo Friday saying “This is what happens when you dont shut up!!!”

According to NBC News, it was shared more than 230,000 times by Saturday afternoon.

Brown wrote a second message on Facebook: “Dont panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasnt barked since… POINT MADE!!!”

Police said that Brown was out of the area when the photo was posted, but they will contact her once she returns to Florida to continue their animal cruelty investigation.