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Canadian dog walker may face charges in death of 6 dogs

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According to Tuesday's CBC News, the Langley, B.C. dog walker responsible for the death of six dogs who were entrusted to her care, may face charges.

The dog walker, Emma Paulsen, first told the authorities that she had stopped to use a washroom at a Langley dog park, and claimed that during the ten minutes that she was away from her truck, six dogs vanished from the back. Following her claim, an intense search of the area commenced.

Paulsen later confessed to Petsearchers Canada that the dogs had actually died from heat exhaustion in the back of the truck; she claimed to have panicked after their death and created the lie to cover up the truth.

Authorities believe that the dogs died while Paulsen's truck was parked in Richmond; the bodies were later discovered where Paulsen dumped them - in a ditch in the Fraser Valley.

Paulsen is facing possible charges of animal cruelty and public mischief for providing the authorities with false information.

Prior story here.

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