NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A woman has been arrested after four dogs died in her car on Thursday, according to New Smyrna Beach police.
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Officers said Gainesville, Missouri resident Tesia White, 25, is facing four counts of animal cruelty after the deaths of the dogs in her care.
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Policed said the dogs were found dead around 1:30 p.m. at 325 Canal Street.
According to a report, the woman told officers the dogs were left in a car with the air conditioning on and windows rolled up, while she ate lunch at a restaurant.
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Police said she allegedly checked on the dogs once during her meal, but found them all dead when she finished her lunch around one hour later.
The dogs were a 4-year-old goldendoodle, two 12-week-old goldendoodle puppies and a 2-year-old boxer.
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White was arrested taken to the Volusia County Jail with a $10,000 bond.
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