Back on 11-29-15 we brought you the story of a woman that had taped her dog’s mouth shut and then posted a photo of it on Facebook. According to Cary, North Carolina police, the woman responsible for the abusive act has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
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The Cary Police are reporting that the person responsible for the awful photo is 45-year-old Kathrine Lamansky, whose Facebook page identifies her as “Katie Brown.” They say that at the time the photo was taken, Lamansky was staying in Carey.
She has posted a picture of her dog, Brown, with his mouth taped shut. The photo had the caption, “This is what happens when you don’t shut up!!!” The post was quickly followed by another saying, “Don’t panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasn’t barked since… POINT MADE!!!”
After police departments in the various places Lamansky has been reported to be living were flooded with phone calls of outrage at the incident, Connecticut police officers investigated an address she had been listed at. She was not there at the time, and it was found that the incident did not occur there.
North Carolina police also investigated an address listed as one she was staying at and did find Lamansky and her dog. She was then arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
In a press release, Cary Police Captain Randall Rhyne said, “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 litter-mate 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 micro-chipped. 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.”
Lamansky faces a large fine and could spent up to 150 days in jail if convicted. Lamansky is due back in court on the 14th of December.