"It has amazed us at how quickly this story is spreading and how many people are aware of it," Jon Nowinski, of animal welfare group Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS), told the Orlando Sentinel. "It's great to know there are so many who care about the welfare of animals in situations like these. It's important people know their voices are heard and make a difference."
But the tenor of social media may have also taken a turn for the terrifying.
As the original photo was shared 288,000 times in just 32 hours, Lemansky has received multiple death threats, ranging from the relatively mild ("Let's put tape over your mouth and see what happens") to the downright chilling ("Just hold her head underwater until the bubbles stop.")
And that may be reason enough for Lemansky laying low in Cary, North Carolina, where she was finally charged on Monday.
According to the statement from local police, all of her dogs, including the chocolate Lab who had been seen with a duct-tape muzzle, were in good health.
"The dogs are current on their shots, spayed, and microchipped," the report read. "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."
Few other details can be gleaned from the still-active Facebook account for "Katie Brown." She's listed as self-employed and a one-time student at Central Connecticut State University. Her most recent post vows revenge on the person who posted a picture of her truck online.