A woman is facing a misdemeanor charge of Cruelty to Animals in Wake County District Court for allegedly taping her dog’s mouth shut. The investigation began after Katharine Lamansky allegedly duct-taped her dog’s mouth and posted the pictures on Facebook. Animal control officers investigated and have not taken the dog from Ms. Lamansky after noting that the dog was not injured and was “well cared for.”
In North Carolina, a charge for animal cruelty is a class 1 misdemeanor. As a result, the maximum punishment is 120 days in jail. If you are charged with animal cruelty or some other North Carolina crime, you need an experienced North Carolina criminal defense attorney. Please call us today for a free consultation at (336) 725-6559 in our office which is located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to Forsyth County, we also handle cases in the counties of Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin.