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$10K Bond For Iowa Men Who Left 43 Puppies In Parked Vehicle

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Larry Subject (left) and Travis Wester (right) are both charged with animal cruelty after police found they had left 43 puppies inside a parked vehicle, in cramped containers without adequate food or water. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Larry Subject (left) and Travis Wester (right) are both charged with animal cruelty after police found they had left 43 puppies inside a parked vehicle, in cramped containers without adequate food or water. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Two Iowa men have been ordered held on $10,000 bond after they were arrested on animal cruelty charges when police found 43 puppies left inside a cramped parked vehicle with little food or water.

Travis Wester, 22, and Larry Subject, 49, were both arrested early Tuesday after an Ogden District police officer heard loud barking coming from the rear of a vehicle parked in the 2500 block of West Cermak Road, police said.

When police checked out the vehicle, they found 43 puppies inside the vehicle in cramped containers, without appropriate food or water.

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Two of the 43 puppies that police officers found in a parked vehicle, inside cramped containers without adequate food or water. Two Iowa men were charged with animal cruelty after the puppies were found. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care & Control)

Animal Care and Control took custody of the puppies, which included boxers, Chihuahuas, huskies, and Pekinese.

Wester and Subject were both charged with 43 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failing to meet animal owner duties. Bond was set at $10,000 for each man on Wednesday and both were due back in court on Feb. 16 at West Misdemeanor Court (Br. 43), according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

The dogs taken from the vehicle are not up for adoption unless a judge rules on a forfeiture petition filed by prosecutors.

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