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Woman charged after two dogs die in hot vehicle at casino

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- Charges have been filed against a woman who allegedly left her dogs in her vehicle for several hours at the Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac. Two of the three dogs died, according to Four Winds security.

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz charged Sherrill Langford with three counts of animal killing/torturing, two counts of animal abandoning/cruelty causing death and animal abandoning/cruelty 2 or 3 animals.

Four Winds Security said they were notified that dogs had been left at a guest's car on Sunday at the property in Dowagiac.

They said when Tribal Police responded, they forced entry to the car. Two of the three dogs were already deceased.

The third dog was severely dehydrated and is being taken care of by the Cass County Animal Control and shelter, according to Four Winds Security.

Four Winds says it allows service animals at their properties but says pets should be left at home.

Langford was arrested on Sunday. She has been released on bond.

She will be arraigned on April 17.

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DawnTwing 314 days ago
So ... someone is "so desperate" to gamble they just HAVE TO stop with their dogs in the car (on a warm/hot day) ... and it kills them. But not a word about the aspects of the "problem" the gambling industry and governments (making money off "voluntary taxation") keep well hidden, with the complicity of the media. The gambler with a "problem" gets thrown under the bus ... as these dogs were ... as children are ... as spouses and others are ... I'm just an ex-spouse who was thrown under the bus because of "problem gambling" and ONLY because media, gambling interests and government are complicit in hiding the "problem". I'm still suffering, thanks to someone else's gambling "problem" and the FACT that nobody wants to hear about it or do a thing to lower a ladder down the hole ... sad to say, but sometimes death is more merciful. Sick of hearing that gambling is "entertainment" ... start looking under some metaphorical rocks and learn the truth. Some of us don't have a choice or a chance, whether human or canine.

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph." Haile Selassie
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