Meet the tortured dog who got a flesh-eating disease after his owners ‘tapped his mouth shut’ - but still loves humans and wags his tail whenever he sees them

Mail Online | 11/8/2017 | Liz Dunphy For Mailonline
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Meet the abandoned dog who loves humans despite horrific torture that left his mouth rotting away after it was taped shut.

Animal rescuer Hayley Zielinski, 48, from Augusta in Georgia, USA, has declared little Jude, a Pitbull-mix, the 'Face of Animal Abuse' after his unbelievable treatment.

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The dog, believed to be one-year-old, was found by the Dog Networking Agents Inc, with barely any flesh left around the muzzle and holes that penetrate right into his nasal cavity.

It is believed that his mouth was taped shut due to the indentations around his mouth and after it was ripped off or came loose, the deadly infection started to rot away his skin.

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Further investigation led to the discovery that many of his teeth were broken, he is partially deaf due to trauma to his right ear and struggles to breathe due to his abuse.

He will need specialist reconstruction surgery and skin grafts to fix his disfigurement and help him to breathe.

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In addition to other treatment, which fundraisers estimate could cost up to $10,000 (£7,500).

Hayley, originally from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and co-founder of Dog Network Agents Inc, says despite the horrific abuse suffered by Jude he 'loves humans' and his tail 'never stops wagging'.

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She said: 'When you see him in person, you honestly can't believe it, his teeth are so deformed and part of his lip has disintegrated from the infection from where his mouth was taped shut.

'I've never seen anything like this, he is the face of animal abuse, it was clear where the tape covered around his muzzle area because you can see the indentations.

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'It looks like someone then either ripped it off or it came loose, during that time and became infected and as it set it the infection began eating away his face.

'His whole face is infected, it has rotted the flesh...
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