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Women arrested with dogs in truck investigated in California

Pamela King-McCraken, left, and Bonnie Sheehan, photo courtesy the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Pamela King-McCraken, left, and Bonnie Sheehan, photo courtesy the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

(WMC-TV) - Two women accused of traveling with more than 140 dogs in a U-Haul truck were investigated by police in California.

Pamela King-McCracken and Bonnie Sheehan took off from Long Beach, California headed to Roanoke, Virginia with the animals.

Sheehan, the driver of the U-Haul, founded an organization called Hearts for Hounds.

A few days before they left, investigators received complaints of noise and a foul odor coming from the Hearts for Hounds facility.  Officers took pictures and noted there was overcrowding.  Officers planned to return Tuesday.

Sunday, animal care investigators received a call saying two women were loading animals into a U-Haul truck.  An officer went to the location and saw animals in crates.

Tuesday, investigators in Long Beach found the Hearts for Hounds facility abandoned.

The woman said in court in Fayette County that they were relocating the dogs to Roanoke.  According to report, Sheehan ran a coffee and antique shop in Virginia several years ago before moving to Long Beach.

Both women are being held on $100,000 bond.

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