Woman and son arrested for putting puppy in plastic bag

New Mexico woman and son arrested for putting puppy in plastic bag

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Mary Snell and her son James Engel were arrested Saturday on a charge of animal cruelty after they posted the photo Facebook. Mary Snell and her son James Engel were arrested Saturday on a charge of animal cruelty after they posted the photo Facebook.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one is worth a lot more money as an Albuquerque woman and her son allegedly post a disturbing photo of a puppy on Facebook.

Mary Snell and her son James Engel were arrested Saturday on a charge of animal cruelty after they posted the photo to Facebook.

Investigators say Snell wanted to show how small the 8-week old puppy is so she put it in the open Ziploc bag and took a picture. She then posted the picture to Engel's Facebook page. When authorities got wind of it, they arrived at the home and arrested both.

Neighbors say they treat their animals well but the County Sheriff says that doesn't matter, in this case.

"A young puppy doesn't have the ability to move its head to a fresh supply of oxygen," Sgt. Aaron Williamson with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said.

The puppy, named "Baby", is okay but the two now face felony charges for the photo.

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