WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY ABANDONED CHIHUAHUA PUPPY ARRESTED

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“”Many thanks to @tamstum on Twitter for letting me know this bitch had been caught!!”

The woman who allegedly abandoned a 5-week-old puppy Tuesday has been identified and arrested. 

She’s charged with second-degree animal cruelty

County Attorney Rick Sparks said Franklin District Judge Chris Olds issued an arrest warrant for Stephanie Cooper late Friday afternoon.

Cooper, 43, is charged with second-degree animal cruelty.

Frankfort Sewer Department employees Tuesday morning discovered an abandoned puppy on Kentucky Avenue, according to a Thursday press release from the Frankfort Police Department.

Employees said they saw a 5-foot-2-inch to 5-foot-6-inch white female with blonde hair and slender build in a parked silver Chevrolet SUV near the entrance to the plant, according to the release.

Employees said the woman got out of the vehicle carrying a box, which she left on the bank of the Kentucky River.

When employees retrieved the box, they found a female Chihuahua puppy inside.

A veterinary examination determined the puppy was 5 weeks old and most likely would have died if left in the box.

The Franklin County Humane Society took in the puppy, and has placed it in a foster care home. One of the sewer department employees who found her is planning to adopt her, according to the Humane Society’s Facebook page.

Cooper will be lodged at Franklin County Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond and is prohibited from possessing any animals if she posts bond, Sparks said.

Sparks said he thanks the efforts from Frankfort police and the community for identifying the suspect in the case.

It is unknown when Cooper will appear in Franklin District Court for her charge.

News Link:-http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2013/03/22/woman-who-allegedly-abandoned-puppy-arrested

Kentucky Authorities Seek Help To Identify Woman Who Threw Chihuahua In River

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“WTF…my…how I would like to have words with the bitch that left that poor baby; what if nobody had seen her leave the box, the poor little pup would have surely died. I guess this makes me so flaming mad because I have a chihuahua, who is my best friend, where ever I go, he’s there with me; he’s the only one, out of my dogs that my horse actually likes! No animal deserves an end like this could have been. So if anybody knows who did this, please contact the number below; if an animal is ill, there are way’s & means to deal with it, you don’t just leave it in a bloody box to die a slow painful death. I hope this bitch has nightmares every night about leaving that baby…I hope karma really fxxxs with her head!!”

It was on Tuesday that a blond haired woman between 5’2″ and 5’6″ got out of a late model silver Chevy SUV carrying a small box and walked to the side of the Frankfort Sewer Department on Kentucky Ave. towards the river.

A short time later, the woman returned to her car without the box and left.

According to wkyt.com, witnesses immediately went over to the area and picked up the box. In it was a tiny female chihuahua puppy no more than five weeks old.

Rescuers can't imagine how someone could abandon this tiny five-week-old puppy. She is now recovering from Parvo and one of her rescuers hope to adopt her. Credits:   Franklin County Humane Society Facebook

Rescuers can’t imagine how someone could abandon this tiny five-week-old puppy. She is now recovering from Parvo and one of her rescuers hope to adopt her. Credits: Franklin County Humane Society Facebook

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman. The woman faces second degree animal cruelty charges if found guilty.

Meanwhile the little puppy is being cared for at a foster home for the Franklin County Humane Society where she is now being treated for Parvo. One of the women responsible for the puppy’s rescue is hoping to adopt the adorable canine once she gets well.

Did the woman who was seen leaving the puppy at the sewer department abandon the puppy because the pup was sick? Parvo is a very contagious virus transmitted from dog to dog and can be fatal for puppies. It is very important to have puppies inoculated against the virus early in life.

It is never permissible to abandon an animal because they are ill. There are many options available to pet owners, other than leaving a defenceless animal to languish in pain until they die.

The disease presents with vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and lethargy. Early treatment increases the survival rate.

If you have any information on the identity of this person, please call the Frankfort Police Department at (502) 875-8523 or call Crime Stoppers at (502) 875-8648.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/kentucky-authorities-seek-help-to-identify-woman-who-threw-chihuahua-river

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