(KTLA.COM) A traffic stop Tuesday morning in Fayette County, Tennessee led to the discovery of 128 dogs and one cat in a U-Haul moving truck.
The animals were reported to being kept in what are deplorable conditions, in many cases four or five animals squeezed into animal carriers and make shift animal carriers without food and water.
Some of the dogs were running loose in the non-ventilated truck.
Bonnie Sheeman, age 55, and passenger, Pamela A. King-McCracken were arrested and charged with 128 counts of aggravated animal cruelty.
The women are associated with an animal rescue group called Hearts For Hounds and were coming from California and headed to Virginia.
The animals are being divided sent to the several area animal shelters for treatment.
Numerous charges are expected including transporting animals under inhumane conditions.
It is not known why the women were transporting the animals.
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