The Canadian Press
SURREY: A Langley dog walker accused of killing six dogs by leaving them in a hot truck has pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty. Emma Paulsen was charged with six counts but pleaded guilty to two counts including lying about what happened in May, when she left the animals in her truck at a Langley dog park.
She first reported they had been stolen from her vehicle but then admitted to police that the dogs died of heat exhaustion.
The deaths prompted a massive community search before ultimately leading officers to the bodies in a Fraser Valley ditch.
Jennifer Myers, whose Boston terrier died in the truck, says she fears Paulsen will get a light sentence for the pain she’s caused to all the families, not the maximum of two years behind bars.
Paulsen will be sentenced on Jan 21.
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