Woman tapes dog's mouth shut, posts pictures on Facebook

A 25-year-old woman was charged with cruelty to animals as well as failing to appear for outstanding traffic charges after she taped her dog's mouth shut in order to keep it from barking.

Kimberly Ann Howell of Long Ferry Road is out of jail on a $3,000 bond after being arrested for mistreating her pet dog. After taping the dog's mouth shut, she posted pictures of the dog on Facebook with the caption "ha ha."

After the pictures were reported to the Rowan Sheriff's Office, officers arrived at Howell's home. Her boyfriend answered the door and admitted that he knew taping the dog's mouth shut was not a good idea.

According to investigators, Howell said that she didn't think her action was a big deal because her dog was not physically hurt. According to the police report, she was upset at the backlash she received over the pictures but was not necessarily remorseful over her actions.

The Facebook pictures have since been taken down.

Hopefully the woman's dog will find as much love and care as the dog in this video:

Puppy Found with Mouth Taped Shut Beginning New Life with Mandeville Family

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