B.C. dog walker sentenced to six months in jail

Dec 19 2017, 1:46 pm

Emma Paulsen, the B.C. dog walker who had six dogs die in her car last spring, has been sentenced to six months in prison and two years probation for causing animal distress and misleading police.

Paulsen was accused of deceiving police and covering up the death of six dogs in May 2014. Paulsen initially reported that six dogs in her care had been stolen from her truck in Langley. A lengthy search for the animals ensued; however, the bodies were later found in a ditch and connected back to Paulsen, who had let them die of heat exhaustion in the back of her truck.

She pleaded guilty in November 2014 to two of six charges against her, including one count of causing animal distress and one count of reporting a false offense.

As well as jail time and probation, the dog-walker is banned for caring for other people’s animals for business and banned for 10 years from owning an animal.

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