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BC SPCA recommends charges against dogwalker for deaths of six dogs

The dogs were left outside of a business in the back of a truck. The dogs died of heatstroke.
BC SPCA

The Langley dog walker who allegedly left six dogs to die in her hot truck in a parking lot may face six charges of animal cruelty reported Monday's press release by the BC SPCA.

According to the cbc.ca, Emma Paulsen, from the Lower Mainland, reported six dogs missing and possibly stolen from her truck on May 13, while the vehicle was parked at a Langley BC dog park where she stopped to use the restroom. Upon her return, ten minutes later, Paulsen reported to the authorities the dogs were missing.

On May 18, however, private investigators hired by the owners of the missing dogs, told authorities that Paulsen allegedly admitted to leaving the dogs in a Richmond business area parking lot; the dogs had died of heatstroke.

The dogs' bodies had been dumped in a ditch near Fraser Valley. The families of the dogs were devastated, and couldn't understand why Paulsen was giving them false hope that their dogs may still have been alive.

Marcie Moriarty, the SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer, stated there was enough evidence for a separate charge for the death of each dog:

“Obviously the ultimate decision about whether or not charges will be laid rests with Crown counsel, but the preliminary necropsy results and other evidence gathered in our investigation so far supports our recommendation."

Moriarty said that the SPCA would be submitting its full report to Crown counsel as quickly as possible.

The dogs, now known as the "Brookswood Six," included Mia, a black and white pit bull, Teemo, a gray Bovier and poodle cross, Buddy, a black and white Boston terrier, Oscar, a black and brown Rottweiler and husky mix, Salty, a border collie, and Molly, a gray and black Blue Heeler and German shepherd cross.

Rest in peace beautiful dogs.

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