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Tampa Dogs under care after woman arrested Veterinary technicians Jennifer Marshall, left, and Anthony Spatola handle two puppies Friday at Hillsborough County Animal Services in Tampa. The puppies were rescued after a woman reportedly pushed them from her truck on Thursday, authorities said. Selina Spigner, 26, of Tampa faces four felony counts of animal cruelty. The pit bull mixes, about 8 to 10 months old and named Will and Wes by Animal Services staff, have skin conditions and signs of neglect, a spokeswoman said. The pups will be staying at Animal Services throughout the custody process.

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Tampa Dogs under care after woman arrested Veterinary technicians Jennifer Marshall, left, and Anthony Spatola handle two puppies Friday at Hillsborough County Animal Services in Tampa. The puppies were rescued after a woman reportedly pushed them from her truck on Thursday, authorities said. Selina Spigner, 26, of Tampa faces four felony counts of animal cruelty. The pit bull mixes, about 8 to 10 months old and named Will and Wes by Animal Services staff, have skin conditions and signs of neglect, a spokeswoman said. The pups will be staying at Animal Services throughout the custody process.

TAMPA — A woman was arrested after a report that she pushed two sickly puppies from her truck Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Selina Spigner, 26, of Tampa faces four felony counts of animal cruelty.

The puppies, which are pit bull mixes about 8 to 10 months old, are alive but have skin conditions and signs of neglect, said Hillsborough County Animal Services spokeswoman Michelle Van Dyke.

"It's apparent they have been neglected for some time now before last night's incident," she said.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Maj. Clyde Eisenberg said authorities arrested Spigner after determining her full tag number through a partial one provided by a witness who saw the incident along U.S. 301.

As of Friday afternoon, Spigner remained held in the Orient Road Jail on $10,000 bail.

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