MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in West Tennessee arrested two women when they discovered 128 live dogs, one dead dog and a live cat inside a U-Haul truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 40.
David Lytal, special agent in charge of the West Tennessee Drug Task Force, said an agent found the animals Tuesday after detecting a foul odor coming from the back of the truck on I-40 in Fayette County.
Lytal says the agent found dog kennels stacked in the truck. The animals had been in the truck since Saturday.
Lytal says the women told authorities they were taking the animals from California to Virginia, but they did not say why.
Officials said the animals were to be cared for by shelters in the Memphis area.

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