Independent UK — A North Carolina woman was arrested on Tuesday after photos a dog’s mouth taped shut sparked outrage online. Katharine F Lemansky, 45, allegedly posted the photo on Facebook with the caption, “This is what happens when you don’t shut up!!!” Fox 8 reports that she later posted another update saying, “Don’t panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasn’t barked since… POINT MADE!!!”
Town of Cary Police worked across two states and investigated by Animal Control officers. After officials from Avon, Connecticut and the City of South Daytona determined Ms Lemansky lived in neither locations, she was arrested at Churchview Street in Cary where she was then charged. Cary Police Captain Randall Rhyne said that “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.” However, he said that upon inspection, the woman’s dogs appeared to be “very well cared for.”
“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,” Captain Rhyne said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
Oh your dog was barking ma’am? Was that a big burden? Was that so painful to your ears that you needed to tape his innocent muzzle shut? You evil bitch. How the fuck do you sleep at night? How do you look yourself in the mirror? How can you even live with yourself with every breath you take? Right now my dog is in a cone and it is killing me. Every time I look at him I want to cry. He’s all depressed and now I’m all depressed and the whole thing is just so fucking depressing. It’s for his own health reason and I still hate myself every second I can’t take it off for him. And this bitch has the gall to duct tape her dogs mouth shut because he barked at the mailman? Fuck. The. Fuck. Off. Katharine F Lemansky. I hope you burn in hell with ferrets and gerbils and snakes and all sorts of shitty pets that don’t “inconvenience” you with their occasional barking.
P.S. The lack of awareness to throw this on social media is astounding. Goddammit I hate people.