Caitlyn the dog's DNA results to be released Wednesday

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - She warmed the hearts of people around the globe, and continues to inspire them to fight against the abuse and ill treatment of all animals.

When people saw the images of Caitlyn the dog last Memorial Day with her muzzle taped shut, they were immediately compassionate and curious.

People have wanted to know more about Caitlyn so the Charleston Animal Society went in search of answers.  

Charleston Animal Society nursed Caitlyn back to health, and recently performed a DNA test to trace her ancestry.

According to the animal shelter, those who have spent time with Caitlyn, and have reviewed the DNA results say they can see each of the different breeds in the way she barks, runs and behaves.

"It was such a delight to see her DNA results," said Charleston Animal Society Director of Community Outreach Kay Hyman. "They show she truly is America's dog, with a combination of breeds that we, as Americans love."

If you would like to see Caitlyn's canine lineage, the complete DNA results will be published in the new edition of Carolina Tails Magazine.

You can pick one up at Publix, Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter supermarkets starting Wednesday.  

Caitlyn's former owner is still behind bars awaiting trial on a charge ill treatment of animals and other unrelated charges.

Caitlyn underwent surgery and now lives with a foster family.

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