5 Dogs Die After Being Left In SUV

 |  Jun 17th 2009  |   34 Contributions

Here's another story which shows how little value the justice system places on the life of a dog, or in this case dogs.

In Greenville, SC. the worth of 5 dogs who died after being left in a hot SUV comes down to 19 hours of community service per dog for the offenders.

A mother and her son have been sentenced to 96 hours of community service after five dogs were found dead in their sport utility vehicle. Another dog in the SUV is in poor health.

Multiple media outlets reported that 44-year-old Tanya Dunlap and 20-year-old Chris Dunlap of Hoquiam, Wash., were convicted Tuesday of ill treatment of animals after waiving their right to an attorney and a jury trial.

Authorities say the dogs were in the Dunlap's SUV, which was parked Monday at a state Employment Security office.

Tanya Dunlap told the judge she was trying to solve a problem with the employment office in Washington, while her son was supposed to watch the dogs.

South Carolina Human Society spokeswoman Kelly Graham called the punishment a slap on the wrist.

Convicted of 'ill treatment' of an animal? Five dogs died, that is not ill treatment, it's murder. I am just astounded that you can kill five dogs and walk away with community service.

* Bo loves to go for rides.


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