Home / Top Story / Texas woman who posted ‘porch pooch’ photos arrested

Texas woman who posted ‘porch pooch’ photos arrested


Friday, November 6, 2015, 8:13 PM

A Houston-area woman who alerted social media to a dog with its mouth tied shut on her neighbor’s balcony said her good deed got her locked up.

Amber Cammack spent 14 hours in Harris County jail after her pictures and posts about a pit bull mix named June and dubbed “Porch Pooch” by concerned animal lovers, she said Thursday at a news conference outside the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The images she posted show the dog with a rubber band around its snout and wearing a diaper while confined on the balcony. Yet Harris County Deputies said Cammack included other Villas of Westador condominium residents’ personal information in the posts and arrested her amid reports of harassment Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Amber Cammack and her supporters rallied at the Harris County Sheriff's Office Thursday after they said she was wrongly arrested and animal abusers got off without any charges.KHOU 11 News

Prosecutors dropped all charges against her and released her Tuesday morning. But Cammack and around 25 supporters protested her arrest and Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s decision not to pursue animal cruelty charges for June’s owner on Thursday, KHOU-TV reported.

“I was treated like a hardcore murderer-felon. I was thrown in a tank with the rest of murderers, the drug dealers,” she said as supporters waved placards for Porch Pooch. “I’m disgusted with the fact that I can’t report a crime and nobody’s helped the dog.”

Anderson countered the group’s claims of abuse with a taped statement of her own on the D.A.’s Facebook page. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigated alongside local law enforcement, and a veterinarian found June to be in good health, Anderson said.

“As the owner of a beautiful dog named Ellie, I do not condone how this dog was treated,” she said. “But under Texas law, there is no probable cause to warrant criminal charges.”

UPDATE: The Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson responds to allegations made at a press conference Thursday held in support of June the Porch Pooch.

Posted by The Harris County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Follow on Twitter @tobysalkc



  • ORG XMIT: DANA10 Neg. Dana Sue Gray, accused of multiple murders, sits in a Riverside courtroom Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to get life without parole to avoid death penalty.
    Justice Story: Dana Sue Gray
    A PECULIAR ITEM recently came up for sale on a website that caters to people who collect things created, owned, or even just touched by murderers.
  • Barbara Thomason.
    Rooney’s wife slain by lover
    Carolyn Mitchell was one of those girls who seemed destined to make headlines. And did she ever.
  • exp;
    Justice Story: John du Pont
    The 1856 British Guiana one-cent magenta is a tiny octagonal red inch-wide stamp. Philatelic experts say that when it is auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, this singular postal artifact is expected to fetch something around $ 20 million, the largest price ever paid for a stamp. By weight and size, it may be the most valuable object in the world. The stamp is just one souvenir of the strange legacy of John E. du Pont, a man who had everything money could buy but threw it away in one moment of blind violence.
  • Exported.;
    Justice Story: Vampire king
    At more than 300 pounds and with dreadlocks cascading past his waist, Marcus Wesson, 57, was not what people generally think of when they hear the word “vampire.”
  • Exported.;
    Justice Story: Deadly mother-in-law
    A Chicago undertaker summoned to a physician’s office took one look at a corpse on an exam table and diagnosed what should have been clear to the doctor.

Previous Next

Top News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *