A Virginia woman is facing charges after she allegedly left more than a dozen cats and a dog inside of a U-haul that was parked in 90-degree weather. As reported by WAVY News, the woman, identified as 48-year-old Wendy Lynn Diehl, parked a U-haul in a York County Walmart lot on July 3.
Deputies with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office were alerted to the situation by a concerned citizen who stated that the U-haul was parked in the lot for over an hour when the temperature was in the 90s. Deputies broke a window of the van and retrieved 14 cats and a dog – one of the cats had already died and another died after being taken to a veterinarian. Conditions inside of the vehicle were dismal – deputies noted that there was no food or water and there were feces and urine strewn about inside.
The surviving animals were taken in by the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter and Diehl is charged with 14 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, 2 counts of felony animal cruelty and 15 counts of misdemeanor fail to provide for an animal.
(Booking photo via WAVY)
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