Florida woman allegedly kept dozens of cats, a dog locked in a U-Haul truck

Karen Tuttle-Kunmann, 61, was arrested for allegedly locking 47 animals in a U-haul truck.

(Pasco County Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida woman was arrested after she allegedly locked up dozens of animals in a U-Haul truck without food or water, deputies said.

Karen Tuttle-Kunmann, 61, was taken into custody Saturday on 47 counts of animal cruelty, according to online records from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Deputies told Fox 13 the animals found in the U-haul truck on Saturday, were without food, water or air conditioning.

(Pasco County Sheriff’s Office)

Tuttle-Kunmann allegedly, a dog and dozens of cats in a warehouse and a cab of a U-Haul, Fox 13 reported. Authorities discovered the alleged abuse after complaints from neighbors.

Deputies unloaded from the vehicle and found cats packaged in — such as under furniture and in cages stacked on top of the truck. The animals were reportedly transported to the local animal control.

According to Fox 13, Tuttle Kunmann was held on a $5,000 bond per count of animal cruelty.


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