Shiloh woman charged after posting photo of dog with tied-up snout

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Sarah Boothby.  (Shiloh Police Department)

Sarah Boothby.
(Shiloh Police Department)

SHILOH, IL (KTVI) – A 24-year-old Shiloh woman is facing charges of animal cruelty after posting a photo on Facebook showing her dog with a shoestring tied around its snout.

According to the Shiloh Police Department, officers received several online notifications about the photo from concerned citizens. Police made contact with the owner, identified as Sarah Boothby, who said she had the shoestring around the dog’s nose for less than a minute.

The dog appeared to be in good health otherwise.

Police charged Boothby with one count of cruelty to an animal because the shoelaces were tied “in a manner that appeared that it could restrict the dog’s air flow.”

Boothby’s Facebook post was tagged with the caption, “When you chew up mommy’s shoe laces…”

It’s unclear if the dog was removed from the home.