Youngtown woman accused of animal abuse after dog found dead

PHOENIX (AP) - A Youngtown woman is facing charges after a pit bull she was taking care of died from heat and lack of shelter.

Maricopa County sheriff's deputies arrested 25-year-old Connie Eileen Schuneman on suspicion of animal abuse.

Schuneman was booked into jail Wednesday and released.

She doesn't have a lawyer yet and her next court appearance is scheduled for July 15.

Court records show Schuneman had been watching the dogs for her roommate when a deputy following up on an animal-abuse complaint found the dog's carcass on June 17.

A veterinarian examined the dog and determined it had been dead for 36 to 48 hours.

The cause of death was listed as heat and lack of shelter.

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