Considering Caitlyn's widely covered abuse happened so recently, Otis's abuser could have copied details from that incident. Why would someone ever want to do something so cruel to poor little Otis? Alissa Johnson of Animal Helper in New Orleans has a couple of theories.
"I personally think there are two reasons why someone would do this horrible act," Alissa Johnson told The Dodo. "One as punishment for barking, and he does have a special bark when in a crate. Secondly with dog fighting, they weaken bait dogs so there's no way their dog will get injured."