Police say William Leonard Dodson bound the dog's muzzle shut with electrical tape last week.
The dog attracted national attention when she was discovered bleeding with her tongue sticking out. She's now being treated at a South Carolina animal hospital.
Vets say they may have to amputate part of the dog's tongue, but they hope other treatments may help them avoid that.
Dodson is charged with ill treatment of an animal involving torture.
Warmer, more humid, and unsettled weather pattern develops next week.
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