McClintock first saw the video on a Friday night in early February. Too late, she thought, to do anything about it.
But the next day, she unleashed a whirlwind, emailing local officials at first, then starting a cavalcade of calls the following Monday.
She got in touch with someone at the Ashe County sheriff's department.
"He said, 'This is none of your business. You don't even live in our state.' Another time I called and they told me I needed to get a life."
When reached by The Dodo, an administrator at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture confirmed there had been complaints about animals on the property, mostly through email.
The administrator, who didn't wish to be identified, says, "I don't know the full extent of the Facebook post, but this would probably fall under criminal neglect."
"That would be something the sheriff's department and animal control would have to intervene in."
Trouble is, those contacts have proven difficult to, well, contact.
Despite repeated calls from The Dodo on Thursday, the phone line for Williams, the county sheriff, rang and rang without going to voicemail.
Authorities may have closed ranks around the property owner, identified as Daniel Cruz, but the plight of his animals can be seen from just about anywhere on Earth.
Even, apparently, Google Earth.