January 28, 2015 - 3:18 PM
SURREY, B.C. - A Vancouver-area dog walker who admitted to leaving six dogs inside her hot truck has been sentenced to six months in jail for their deaths.
Emma Paulsen has also been handed a lifetime ban on caring for animals.
She pleaded guilty last November to animal cruelty and mischief.
The Crown called for six to 12 months in jail and a $10,000 fine, while the defence asked for a conditional sentence to be served in the community.
Paulsen initially said she was away from her vehicle for only a few minutes to use a washroom at a park in Langley, B.C., and that when she returned the dogs were gone.
She later admitted they died from heat exhaustion.
News from © The Canadian Press, 2015