Arrest Made In Case Of Puppies Left In PillowcasePosted: Updated:
An arrest has been made in the case of 11 puppies and their mother, which police were told were left for dead on the side of a highway earlier this month.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested 26 year old Krista Loudermilk of the town of LeRay.
According to officials, Loudermilk owned the Rottweiler mix and tried to give the pregnant dog away before she gave birth to the litter.
After the puppies' birth, officials said she made up an abandonment story to make sure the SPCA would take them in.
7 News was originally told a good Samaritan found the mother dog on the side of the road off Route 11 between Evans Mills and Gouverneur. The dog reportedly led the motorist to a tied-off pillowcase, which contained the puppies. We were told one pup had died and the umbilical cords were still attached to the 11 surviving puppies.
Officials now say that good Samaritan was actually Loudermilk. They also say the dog and puppies were never in any real harm and the 12th puppy’s death was due to natural causes.
Loudermilk is charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree making an apparently sworn false statement.
She was issued tickets and will appear in LeRay Town Court to answer the charges.
The SPCA has since said the puppies are thriving and have been earmarked for adoption.