Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Woman posted A Picture of her dog with a Duct Taped Snout
Katie Brown thought it was funny to post a picture of her dog with a duct-taped snout on Facebook with the caption "This is what happens when you don't shut up!!!" It went viral and people are not happy and accused her of abusing her poor dog. Her post is no longer posted, she may have took it down to avoid the backlash but was too late. The City of South Daytona, Florida was inundated with messages from concerned citizen reporting that the dog was in danger, since Katie Brown hometown posted on Facebook is South Daytona, Florida. However, authorities located her in North Carolina.
She was later identified as 45-year-old Katharine Lamansky she was charged with animal cruelty by officials in Cary, North Carolina.
The dog in the picture was examined by the local authorities and found to be in good condition. Cary Police Captain Randall Rhyne stated:
"Taping the dog's muzzle shut was a terrible decision on Ms. Lemansky's part, and charging her with animal cruelty under North Carolina law was the right thing to do. At the same time, it's important to also note that our animal control officers who physically examined both Brown and her littermate found the dogs to be very well cared for, which is why we did not and could not remove them from the owner. The dogs are current on their shots, spayed, and microchipped. They are clean and well-nourished and appear to be comfortable in their surroundings. And there were no signs of injury to Brown's muzzle, not even detectable hair loss."