I’m sure many of you have seen the article floating around on Facebook and in the news of “North Carolina Police Charge Woman With Animal Cruelty After Duct Taping Dog’s Muzzle”. As dog lovers here at Dogs Day of Play, this woman’s, Katharine F. Lemansky, behavior stunned us. DRDD and I both came to the conclusion that this lady was wrong, cruel, and not too bright.
It’s already bad enough to tape the dog’s muzzle shut but to then go the extra step and broadcast it on Facebook. What was she thinking? Didn’t she know that there were others who recently did the same thing and were arrested and convicted? Such as, the guy from South Carolina who was charged with animal torture for taping a dog’s muzzle shut back in June. Not only did he tape the dog’s muzzle shut but he left his tongue out between its teeth for two days. The dog wasn’t able to eat or drink anything and lost blood circulation to his tongue.
Also there was the woman who taped her dog’s muzzle shut about 2 months ago. Although she claimed it was a joke, she put up the picture with the caption “I warned her! I told her I was going to teach her not to bite the baby again even play biting.” Animal lovers everywhere didn’t think it was a joke and neither did the authorities. They arrested and charged her with cruelty to animals.
Lemansky stated that what she did was also a joke and that she removed the tape immediately after the pic. But, we find taping a dog’s muzzle shut to be no laughing matter. What if someone did this to her baby and said it was a joke? Most people would find that to be cruel, so the same principal apply to dogs.
Authorities had to look for Lemansky in several states before they found her. They charged her with cruelty to animals and she faces possible jail time. She was also fined.
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