Dogs left without food or water, owner faces felony charges

CREATED Aug 24, 2013

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WAUSAU, Wis - Facebook posts reportedly led police in Florida to Wausau in their search for the owner of four dogs being cannibalized by a number of others after she allegedly abandoned all of them.

Thirty eight year old Heidi Westman faces 42 felony counts of animal cruelty and is expected to be extradited to the Jackson County Jail in Marianna, Florida.

The investigation began August 8th when animal control officers searched Westman's home in Marianna, Florida, and claim to have found it in deplorable condition where the dogs were left for an extended amount of time without food or water.  The surviving dogs, police say, were cannibalizing the four that had died.