Police in North Carolina have charged a woman with animal cruelty after pictures of her dog muzzled with duct tape appeared on social media.
Katharine Lemansky, 45, is charged with one count of Class 1 Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals after admitting she wrapped tape around her dog Brown's mouth while in the city of Cary, according to a police statement.
Police saw no reason, however, to take her dogs away.
"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," Captain Randall Rhyne of the Cary Police Department said in the statement. "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."
To borrow a phrase from Lemansky, known on Facebook as Katie Brown, $%$#.
Lemansky posted her way to prominence - and ignominy - with a series of profanity-laced images trumpeting her success at getting her dog to stop barking.