Sarah Palin's son Trig, uses family dog as a step stool (Screen capture from Sarah Palin's Facebook Page)
Sarah Palin’s son Trig, uses family dog as a step stool (Screen capture from Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page)

Wasilla, Alaska (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Wasilla Police Department has issued an order to take Sarah Palin’s dog into protective custody after the former Alaska governor was formally charged with animal cruelty.

The charge came shortly after Palin posted on her Facebook page a photo of her 6-year-old son Trig, trying to reach the kitchen sink and using the dog — a black labrador — as a step stool.

Apparently, Palin was so amused and thought that the photo she took of Trig would be “inspirational” to her followers.

Along with the photo, Palin wrote, “Determined to help wash dishes with an oblivious mama not acknowledging his signs for ‘up!’, found me and a lazy dog blocking his way. He made his stepping stone.”


Animal cruelty is illegal in the U.S. and the local Bureau of Animal Control has the power to take away abused and battered dogs from their owners.

Wasilla does not have a separate Animal Control Department. The Wasilla Police Department doubles up as the city’s Animal Control.

Palin is set to appear before a judge on Monday.  She plans to plead “not guilty.”


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