RALEIGH, N.C.- Katharine Lemansky, the woman who posted a photo of her dog with its mouth taped shut on Facebook in November 2015, was found guilty of animal cruelty on Friday.
— Gloria Rodriguez (@GloriaABC11) June 3, 2016
Lemansky had posted the photo with a caption that read, “This is what happens when you dont [sic] shut up!!!”.
That was followed by another post that said “Don’t panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasnt [sic] barked since… POINT MADE!!!!”.
Outraged animal lovers caused the post to go viral, sparking a search that spanned three states before the woman was found and an animal control investigation occurred.
The woman was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and to pay all court fees.