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Woman charged with animal cruelty in dog abandonment case

Shelter workers say the dog was pushed out of a car in West Wyoming on Tuesday.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police have charged a woman from Wilkes-Barre after a dog was abandoned earlier this week.

Paige Sokolas, 19, Wilkes-Barre, faces two counts of cruelty to animals after she admitted to police that she abandoned the dog named Chance, a 6-year-old boxer/pit mix, in West Wyoming on Tuesday due to his aggressive behavior.

The dog was taken to Blue Chip Animal Rescue in Luzerne County's Back Mountain, where it is being evaluated for possible adoption in the future.

RELATED: Luzerne County shelter rescues dog thrown from car

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