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Couple involved in string of animal abuse cases in Ontario

Ontario Police seized eight dogs from Casey Soper and Sharon Peplinski on June 30 after finding them in a hot car, distressed without food, water or air flow. The dogs were transported to the animal shelter Ani-Care in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

A man and woman in Ontario have been cited on three occasions collectively for animal abuse in the last several weeks, with two cases resulting in criminal charges.

On June 11, Ontario police found six dogs inside a van owned by Casey Soper, 28, and Sharon Peplinski, 35, according to press release the Ontario Police Department issued Thursday afternoon.

The temperature was 89 degrees outside and over 120 degrees inside the van, with the dogs appearing to be distressed and the “windows only being slightly down,” according to the release.

Soper . . .