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Woman Accused of Animal Cruelty
East Valley Tribune ^ | Jan 18, 2011 | Mike Sakal

Posted on 01/18/2011 5:40:21 PM PST by Michael.SF.

A 33-year-old Gilbert woman accused of putting her Shih Tzu dog in the trunk when she drove it to the vet in 110-plus degree heat in August was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of animal cruelty charges.

Authorities said the woman, Katie Troung, was observed pulling the dog out of the trunk of her car when she took it to a pet groomer in Queen Creek last August.

The groomer, who described the dog as “soaking wet” and “very dehydrated,” was concerned about its condition and took it to a nearby veterinarian for evaluation. The dog was found to have a body temperature of 103 degrees, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. It also had distressed breathing and was suffering from heat stress, according to information from the MCSO. It was not known how long the dog was in the trunk and whether placing it there was a common practice.

The dog is in the care of the Maricopa Animal Safe Haven (MASH) Unit for evidence and now is being cared for by jail inmates until Troung’s case is processed through the court.

(Excerpt) Read more at eastvalleytribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; dog
Cannot determine from the article if the animal was the family pet, or future dinner.


1 posted on 01/18/2011 5:40:24 PM PST by Michael.SF.
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To: Michael.SF.

I have two Shih Tzu’s - Maggie & Jake - and I would kick anyone’s ass who abused them this way....she needs to go to jail!


2 posted on 01/18/2011 5:43:40 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Michael.SF.

Also can’t determine guilt or innocence. Something seems a bit... off.

Wait, this is animal cruelty. Never mind. Guilty.


3 posted on 01/18/2011 5:44:11 PM PST by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: Michael.SF.
The groomer, who described the dog as “soaking wet” and “very dehydrated,”

I call B.S. dogs don't sweat.

4 posted on 01/18/2011 5:45:50 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Michael.SF.

If it was black it was for dinner.


5 posted on 01/18/2011 5:46:24 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Michael.SF.; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

Oh, jeez, she was only trying to wok the dog!


6 posted on 01/18/2011 5:46:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sergio

That is what I was going to say.....when a dog starts getting heat exhaustion their tongue swells.


7 posted on 01/18/2011 5:50:58 PM PST by panthermom
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To: Michael.SF.

8 posted on 01/18/2011 5:55:47 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: Michael.SF.

People do this all the time because many animals freak out in a car and can cause an accident and cages won’t fit in many cars.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 5:56:37 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: Sergio

More BS is that a dog’s normal temp can run 102. This dog had a blazing temperature of 103, wth...


10 posted on 01/18/2011 5:57:27 PM PST by Varda
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To: Varda

Slow cooking is more tender than Woking a dog. I know these peeps.


11 posted on 01/18/2011 6:08:53 PM PST by chesty_puller (70-73 USMC VietNam 75-79 US Army Wash DC....VietNam was safer.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“A normal temperature is from 101 degrees to 102.5 °F.”for a dog.Is someone trying to compare what a humans normal temperature is to a dogs to make a faulty case?


12 posted on 01/18/2011 6:09:47 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: Sergio

Ding Ding Ding

We got the winner!


13 posted on 01/18/2011 6:14:19 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Varda

Hello,”A normal temperature is from 101 degrees to 102.5 °F” for a dog.


14 posted on 01/18/2011 6:14:53 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: taxtruth

wth is also a sarcasm signifier,
I was agreeing with the poster that the story is BS since 103 isn’t a great elevation in temperature.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 6:21:34 PM PST by Varda
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To: Varda

Disregard post.Sorry.


16 posted on 01/18/2011 6:23:16 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: Michael.SF.; Impy

In this case, the dog is not the bitch, the human is.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 6:33:30 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: panthermom

Some funny stuff here ... The story has the event in August and the arrest is 5 months later? For a dog 103f isn’t really a high temp ... I have big dogs ,, some dogs are good in cars and some aren’t .. if this one (even though it’s small) likes to climb on you while you’re driving the trunk isn’t a bad option for safety... The vast majority of cars with trunks circulate air through the trunk ,, cabin air usually exhausts from a car through the sides of the trunk down low.. air conditioned air would have been flowing there...


18 posted on 01/18/2011 6:53:10 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: BamaDi

My Shih Tzu Charlie is the best dog i have ever owned.
He’s Smart, Cudly, fun loving, loves to play, a great companion, etc.
A good dog.

He just turned 11 last month.
I’m starting to get worried...


19 posted on 01/18/2011 7:46:38 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Michael.SF.

Putting an animal in the truck of a car in 110 degrees is without a doubt animal cruelty, but dogs don’t sweat. Maybe she thought soaking the dogs fur would keep him cooler.


20 posted on 01/18/2011 7:56:14 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Neidermeyer

Woman could have saved herself a lot of grief if she just purchased a carrier.

Still can’t understand how the dog got wet unless she put a water bowl back there with it.


21 posted on 01/19/2011 5:52:10 AM PST by panthermom
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To: Neidermeyer

Woman could have saved herself a lot of grief if she just purchased a carrier.

Still can’t understand how the dog got wet unless she put a water bowl back there with it. As stupid as it sounds it would not surprise me.


22 posted on 01/19/2011 5:53:22 AM PST by panthermom
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To: mowowie

Jake is 9 and Maggie is 6....the last one I had lived til she was 13.....my two are the smartest little shih’s on the planet....Maggie thinks she’s human...LOL


23 posted on 01/19/2011 12:37:09 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Michael.SF.

Uh oh.


24 posted on 01/19/2011 12:43:02 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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