55-year-old Bonnie Sheehan and Pamela A. King-McCracken, 59 were caught red handed when a cop discovered 128 dogs and a cat stuffed in the back of a U-Haul truck with no food, water and adequate air, reported the NYDailyNews.
One of the dogs was found dead. The two women are now facing more than one hundred counts of animal cruelty charges.
Sheehan and McCracken run an animal rescue operation ‘Hearts for Hounds’ in Long Beach, California. The two were captured while shifting their animal rescue operation base from California to Roanoke, Virginia.
The group has provided shelters to over 17,000 dogs since 1997. However their website was temporarily disabled on Wednesday, reported the NYDailyNews.