North Naples woman arrested after dog dies trapped in vehicle

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Collier deputies arrested a 45-year-old woman after a dog was found dead in a vehicle on Thursday.

Allison Christian faces a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, according to an arrest report.

The report states the Collier County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in the 850 block of 103 Ave. North in North Naples after a dog named Tucker was found dead.

Tucker was a male lab mix, approximately three years old.

Tucker, a 3-year-old male lab mix. Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office

The owner of the dog and another person living in the home looked for the dog but could not find him. At around 5:30 p.m., Christian’s boyfriend entered the vehicle and found the dog dead inside.

“The dog was stiff, and there were obvious signs of a struggle from the dog inside the vehicle. There were multiple smear marks from the dog’s mouth and nasal area on all the windows,” the report states. “There were noticeable claw marks where the dog was struggling to get out of the car. There were feces and blood located inside the vehicle.”

According to the arrest report, Christian is a convicted felon on bond. She has a history with CCSO and Domestic Animal Services, where dogs have been removed from her care.

No other information is known at this time.

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