It sounds like we really don't know what happened. Not enough information. There are only 9 dogs there? Anyone can properly care for nine dogs. Why did they take one? We really don't know.
Stealing a dog out of someone's yard though, yeah, she should go to jail for that. I wonder if this is similar -- the one they took. But, that wouldn't be animal cruelty it would be theft.
In any case, all we can really do is guess. So we kind of have to wait for the story to develop.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC