A server crashed for the City of South Daytona, Florida, after concerned people flooded them with complaints about a Facebook photo of a dog with duct-tape around the snout, reported Monday’s WFLA News. The high-volume response to the photo, allegedly posted on Friday by Katie Brown of South Daytona, prompted an investigation by the local authorities.
On Saturday, the City of South Daytona updated their Facebook followers with the results of their investigation into the matter, “Latest update on Katie Brown Facebook posting of dog. Family member confirmed that she has not lived in South Daytona for about 1.5 years, although her Facebook still showed the South Daytona location. This appears to have occurred in Avon, CT where she currently lives, although the address posted by many people is not her current address. SDPD investigator is turning this case over to AVON authorities. Thank you to everyone who helped us out. Lets hope this gets resolved quickly.”
The comment which accompanied the disturbing photo read, “This is what happens when you don’t shut up!!!” Concern for the dog’s welfare has spread nationwide, though officials in South Dayton have indicated that they have received information which leads them to believe that the dog in question is okay, reported the Associated Press.
On Saturday afternoon, the Torrington Animal Control in Connecticut, updated their Facebook followers with the latest information on the case:
At this time our inbox is not currently working so please bear with us as we try to read through all of your messages. We are still diligently working on tracking down the owner who posted that dreadful picture to Facebook earlier this morning but it appears that she is no longer residing in Avon … or Connecticut for that matter. All new, and pertinent information that we get is being immediately forward to Daytona PD as that is where the suspect is believed to be living/heading.
On Sunday, the City of Dayton indicated that there is no new information on the case, “No new information on Katie Brown Facebook posting of dog. The SDPD is in contact with Avon, CT Police Department. We are still following leads. We will continue to post updates here.”
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