Woman found guilty of animal cruelty for taping dog’s mouth shut
She lost her case in a Wake County, NC courtroom.
Late last year, Katharine Lemansky posted a photo of a dog with its mouth duct taped shut to Facebook. It was captioned, “This is what happens when you don’t shut up!!!”
Lemansky pleaded not guilty on Friday but the judge ruled against her. He gave her 12 months supervised probation and she was required to pay court fees.
Her online post sparked a search by police for the owner in multiple states; that search ended in Cary.
Police said she admitted that the incident happened in Cary.
In a follow-up post, she said the duct tape was only on the dog for 60 seconds.