Camp also learned from the vet that Tank's owners had reported him stolen, prompting a police officer to interrupt the medical exam. Camp told police that the heeler actually belonged to her, then tried to sneak off with him while an officer wasn't looking; a scuffle ensued, and the woman was given a citation. Privately, Camp later was able to reach an agreement with Tank's former owners, the Magruders, to buy the dog for $500, and he remains with her. And yet, the family has decided to press charges anyway.
Camp, who remains convinced she did the right thing by "rescuing" Tank, said she would make the same decision again "in a heartbeat" and has refused to accept a plea bargain. In the past, neighbors had reported the Magruders for suspected neglect and for tethering the dog to a flatbed trailer for three years, which led to multiple visits from local authorities. A sheriff's deputy determined that there was "nothing criminal going on" because the dog had food, water and shelter.