Klamath Falls, Ore. - Additional charges have been filed against a 65 year old Eagle Point woman accused of killing 3 dogs by leaving them in a hot car.
After holding back the details last week, District Attorney Rob Patridge released the name of the suspect...
"We're charging Alice Taylor with six counts of animal abuse in the first degree."
Gale McMahon of Klamath County Animal Control says the 3 dogs died after being left in a hot car for over 4 hours on Monday of last week near Chiloquin...
"They were rottweilers. One was a male, 5 years old, the other 2 was a male and female, they were approximately about 1 year old."
Charges against Taylor have been upgraded from animal neglect to animal abuse.
District Attorney Patridge notes that if convicted, Taylor could face a year in jail...
"She is currently not in custody. We're attempting to locate her at the present time. Charges were filed today."
The story has attracted national attention, and outrage...and McMahon says that's a good thing.
"Because it's calling people's attention to what's going on."
McMahon believes the temperature in the car rose to over 129 degrees.
At this time, Alice Violet Taylor has only been issued a citation on the animal neglect charges. Since she hasn't been arrested, no jail booking photos exist.
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