Susquehanna County Woman Accused of Leaving Dogs in Hot Trailer
A Montrose woman is accused of leaving dogs locked in a hot trailer with no food or water.
Pennsylvania State Police say they were called about the dogs on September 8 and found the animals to be severely malnourished.
26-year-old Makayla Kingston is charged with felony cruelty to animals.
Troopers removed the dogs that were locked in the hot trailer at State Route 706 and U.S. Highway 11 at 4:27 p.m. on a day when the outside temperatures, according to the weatherunderground website topped out in the mid-70s. There was no information provided about the temperature inside the trailer or how long the dogs had been locked up without proper care. The temperatures throughout the summer in the entire Twin Tiers, including New Milford Township in Susquehanna County where the dogs were found, have been unseasonably hot.
The Pennsylvania State Police say after removing the hungry dogs from the trailer, they were taken to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
Experts at the rescue facility found the dogs had numerous medical issues “due to malnourishment for an extended period of time.”
The news release from the State Police has not said how many dogs were found in the home, if there were any deceased canines or if there were any other animals on the property.
Media reports indicated there were two dogs abandoned in the trailer. Both are expected to survive.
The authorities say after they determined Kingston was the owner of the dogs, felony charges were filed on September 20.
It’s not clear if the animals remain housed at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter of if they will be put up for adoption.