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Thursday, May 4, 2006County: Palm Beach
Alleged: Michelle Pangratz
A Lake Worth woman was arrested after her German shepherd died when she left the dog inside a car with the windows partly rolled up for at least 20 minutes, according to police.
Michele Pangratz, 20, of 4675 Weymouth Road, Apt. 1, was arrested at 6:58 p.m. on charges of animal cruelty and abandonment of an animal without food or water, according to a Boynton Beach police report. A Boynton Beach officer pulled up to a car with a flat tire that was blocking part of the roadway in the 2700 block of Northeast Fourth Street at about 5:45 p.m. on May 4, 2006 and saw the dog inside, said Sgt. Stewart Steele. Boynton Beach Fire Rescue gave the dog oxygen and took it to Best Vet Inc., 358 N. Congress Ave., but the dog died hours later.
Pangratz was released today from the Palm Beach County jail on $3,000 bond.
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