A Texas woman was arrested after posting images of a dog in deplorable conditions to social media.
Amber Cammack was charged with two misdemeanors and ended up spending 16 hours in a Texas prison, without visitation rights.
Her real crime, she said, was bringing a brutalized dog's plight to the world's attention.
"I wore those handcuffs with pride," Cammack told The Dodo.
Earlier this week, Cammack posted images of what appeared to be a neighbor's dog to social media, including one where he is seen with a diaper duct-taped to her hindquarters, and another with her muzzle tied shut with a phone cord.
Warning: The following images are disturbing.
"My kids were crying," she said. "We had to walk past this every day. That dog was suffering, whimpering and crying."
Cammack's pleas to relieve the dog's suffering were met with jeers from the neighbor, who, as it turns out, was taking care of the dog for a friend.
"The owner said, his exact words were, he tied his mouth shut so [the dog] would stop crying and people would stop complaining," she said.
In addition, the dog showed signs that she had been wounded, with an open gash on his back.
"I called animal control every day and the humane society and the SPCA," Cammack said. "And no one returned my phone calls. That's when I went public with it."
The images set off a firestorm on social media, as people from around the world bombarded the Harris County Sheriff's Office demanding the owner's arrest. But also, because the images contained information that identified the so-called dog sitter's home, there were some safety concerns.