“WTF…who in their right mind would put a puppy into a freezer bag, to take a photo? My Chihuahua is smaller than the pup pictured; but I don’t feel the need to confine him in plastic bags to take a photo. I find this extremely alarming & totally wrong! Thank God this little pup is now in the care of another family member; lets hope they prefer to take a a natural picture, in the moment…not a bag!”
A Bernalillo County, N.M., woman and her son were arrested and booked into jail on a charge of felonyanimal cruelty after posting a troubling photo of a puppy, inside of a bag, online, reported Sunday’sKRQE News.
Mary Snell and James Engel found themselves in hot water after posting the disturbing image to Facebook.
The photo of a tiny, white pup, inside of a freezer bag, caught the eye of a good Samaritan, who voiced their concerns to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
Snell acknowledged that putting the pup inside of the bag was wrong, but explained her actions by claiming that there was no other way to keep the puppy still for a photo; the pair wanted to show how small the puppy was.
The pup, named “Baby,” was determined to be unharmed by the incident; the pup is now being cared for by another family member.