Animal Rights

Florida Grandma Charged With Animal Cruelty After Posting Picture To Facebook

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Florida grandmother was charged with animal cruelty after she posted a picture of her Jack Russell terrier strung up by a jump rope with his back legs hoisted into the air.

Loretta Bozeman posted the photo of her grandchildren hanging the dog in the back of her minivan. Afterwards the family received more than 500 death threats, according to Springfield Police Chief Philip Thorne.

Bozeman claims the girls were only re-enacting an animal rescue show they saw on TV, the News Herald reported.

Bozeman was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for posting the image online.

Bay County Animal Control took the terrier and another family dog into custody. A judge will determine whether Bozeman will get them back.

Sources: News Herald, WPBF

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons / Steffen Heinz (Caronna)