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Tuesday, Jul 6, 2010County: Rock
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Anisha N. Butalla
Anisha N. Butalla, 24 of Wausau, Wisconsin, was arrested after police say they tried to rescue her dog from a locked unevaluated car.
Beloit Police responded to a reported animal cruelty investigation at the Wal-Mart parking lot, located at 2785 Milwaukee Road around 12:45 Tuesday.
A concerned employee of the store was alerted to a dog left in a locked vehicle in the parking lot and called for police assistance when the employee found a dog locked in a Chevy Monte Carlo in the lot.
The outside temperature was 86 degrees. Attempts to contact the owner or responsible party for the vehicle were unsuccessful. Officers broke out the windows of the vehicle and attempted to rescue the animal. Rock County Animal Control responded to the scene and assisted in the recovery of the animal but the dog died at the scene.
Butalla is being charges with Felony Mistreating an Animal, Resulting in Death.
Butalla had reportedly left the dog in the vehicle for several hours while she was attending a court matter in Janesville. Butalla returned to the scene sometime after rescue personnel were on scene. Butalla was held in custody at the Rock County Jail pending a court appearance.
- WIFR - July 8, 2010
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