From that same post:
Unfortunately, through social media, threats of bodily harm have been made against the entire family – father, mother and two small children.
These animal extremists have seriously gone off the deep end. I read through some of the "Let's Save Hershey" Facebook group (before it was closed), and saw a lot of people with actual mental health issues.
In pictures, the dog was shown in the yard, with a dog house, with straw, and looking... like a friggin' dog. The animal extremists looked at it and saw a "starving" dog, a dog that was being abused, etc. The presence of kid's toys in the yard was held up as a sign of animal abuse, child abuse, and proof that the owners were welfare queens. When the cage was taken down, one animal extremist speculated that the owner had murdered the dog in the basement. (!!!)
This is witchhunt stuff, mass hysteria - straight out of The Crucible
. That the trigger for these people is cute widdle doggies instead of Jesus doesn't make it any better.