Woman jailed for posting photos of neighbour's dog online
Australian Women's Weekly
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© Australian Women's Weekly Amber Cammack spent 14 hours behind bars after posting pictures of the dog on Facebook.
A woman in Texas has been jailed for 14 hours for posting photographs of her neighbour’s dog wearing a nappy, saying she thought the animal was being abused.
The New York Daily News reports that Amber Cammack spent 14 hours behind bars after posting pictures of the dog on Facebook.
She was concerned for the animal, which was out on the balcony, apparently also with its mouth tied shut.
Amber told reporters the dog was kept on the balcony “even during rain storms” and had "something tied around its snout and wearing a nappy."
© Australian Women's Weekly One of the pictures of the dog posted on Facebook.
She complained to authorities but received no response, so posted images to Facebook. They were widely shared.
"A few days later Ms Cammack received a call from the sheriff telling her if she didn’t remove the photos she would be arrested," the report says.
Authorities said Ms Cammack “had repeatedly published allegations of animal abuse on social media sites, including their personal information, their physical locations, security access information, personal vehicle information, and more."
“I’m not a criminal,” Ms Cammack said, “and I’m disgusted with the fact that I can’t report a crime and nobody’s helped the dog.”
A veterinarian and animal protection investigator have declared the dog to be in good health.