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Dog Dies in Walmart Parking Lot During Owner’s 13-Hour Shopping Spree

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A 49-year old woman from Crestview, Florida, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after leaving her dog in the car in the Walmart parking lot.

Cassaundra Rasmussen left her dog, Waldo, in the car, with the driver’s side window slightly cracked when she parked at her local Walmart store.

Another shopper discovered the dog around 11am on Friday. By the time help arrived, Waldo had already died from heat exhaustion. There was no food or water left in the car with him and temperatures outside soared.

When police confronted Rasmussen, she had been shopping inside Walmart for 13 hours.

She told police she simply forgot he was in the car. She is currently in custody of Okaloosa County Jail.

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38 Comments

38 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Viola Villanueva

    Viola Villanueva

    says:

    Why didn’t anybody break the window and help that poor dog!

  2. Avatar Of Jack

    Jack

    says:

    Tell me why this junk of a Police Dept and St. Atty did not charge her with a felony?? If you taxpayer parasites don’t want to do your jobs then get the H off our dime!! You are just as bad if not worse than this POS!!!

  3. Avatar Of Jane

    jane

    says:

    Ill leave you in my hottter than HELL VAN, WITH NO WATER AND ALL THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP. I hope you get everything in life you deserve. You will not go to heaven. Lucifer will come to see you.

  4. Avatar Of Rp

    RP

    says:

    BURN THAT CUNT ALIVE

  5. Avatar Of Marie Carlucci

    Marie Carlucci

    says:

    She probably works in Walmart and employer doesn’t want the attention.

  6. Avatar Of Juju

    Juju

    says:

    Wtf.. Walmart does not have that much of a seliction for a 13hr shopping spree..

    • Avatar Of Marie Carlucci

      Marie Carlucci

      says:

      I don’t think it’s possible to SHOP for 13 hrs (in the same store) Anyway, she needs a very stiff punishment. I say jail time. A precious life was taken unnecessarily. Look at the tapes from cameras in the store and at the doorway. Something doesn’t seem right. R.I.P. sweet baby. <3

  7. Avatar Of Cheryl

    Cheryl

    says:

    She is a pos,it obvious she did not spend 13 hrs shopping video cameras I’m sure will support that,seems she was up,to no good..and neglected to account forvWaldo for 13 long hrs with no way to go pottie,no food,water…she allowed him to suffer a slow aganising death all alone,this needs to be a Felony,this pos,scum bag should never be allowed another pet,she should rott her pathetic sorry excuse of a human in her own sick,twisted,pathetic Hell..God bless you Waldo,somsorry your owner thought nothing of your Precious life sweetheart.lomg..my heart breaks for your needless loss of life Angel…RIP beautiful Angel Waldo..xxooss in Heaven..may your owner see your face every nite in her nitemares…she is messed up…seriously…what a scum bag..this poor boy deserved better than this ….

    • Avatar Of Nicola

      Nicola

      says:

      I was pretty sure that animals cruelty is a felony in all 50 states last time i checked

      • Avatar Of Krysta

        Krysta

        says:

        Animal cruelty is a felony in 49 states, here in Ohio it is still considered a misdemeanor, unfortunately. We are trying to get it upgraded to a felony, but the state legislature doesn’t want to vote either way on the bills.

    • Avatar Of Lorene Munro

      lorene munro

      says:

      needs a plastic bag over her head for 13 hours, so very sad for this dog and many others :(((((((

  8. Avatar Of Sarah

    Sarah

    says:

    Shes a meth addict- you can tell by her photo, and that is very typical behavior for someone on meth- not any kind of excuse, but for those of you who want to know how anyone can spend that long… That’s the exact reason…

    • Avatar Of Sandy Stoker

      Sandy Stoker

      says:

      That’s the same thing I said.she was high on meth.. Walmart employees didn’t notice her in the store that many hours and think something was up.. I can’t believe she wasn’t charged with a felony… R.I.P sweet baby.

  9. Avatar Of Betty Stevens

    Betty Stevens

    says:

    Who shops in Walmart for 13 hours?

  10. Avatar Of Gabby

    gabby

    says:

    Stupid Inbred! And what about all of the people that walked by the car? Oh wait, that’s right, It was Walmart!!!!

    • Avatar Of Nicola

      Nicola

      says:

      my only problem with your comment is referring to people who shop at wal mart as not being considerate. i always shop at wal mart im not going to let some dog die in a car. if i see a dog in a car please believe the windows will be broken and the dog will be gone.

      • Avatar Of Kaye

        Kaye

        says:

        Thank you Nicola. I shop at Walmart and used to work for them.
        I hated working the sidewalk sales cause I was always scanning the close cars in the parking lot for animals and kids left behind. And I always had my cell phone.

  11. Avatar Of Karin Walch

    Karin Walch

    says:

    can you tell me why are you taking Dogs with you for shopping?

  12. Avatar Of Denny

    denny

    says:

    People please bust the window as a first response, quit being so afraid to take action. This lady could have saved the dog if she would’ve busted window but no, she let dog suffer as well.

    • Avatar Of Sandra Fuller

      Sandra Fuller

      says:

      According to another news report the dog was already dead when the customer alerted authorities

  13. Avatar Of Denny

    denny

    says:

    People should bust the window as a first response. The dog may still be alive, because police take forever.

  14. Avatar Of Marion Smith

    Marion Smith

    says:

    She wont even be punished the lowlife slimemold wont pay! I hope she does somehow. Lets hope any “offspring” from this ccretin either died at birth or soon after!!

    • Avatar Of Sandy Stoker

      Sandy Stoker

      says:

      I hate what this woman did to this poor dog just as much as you do.. but to wish death on an innocent child is inexcusable. .

  15. Avatar Of Ellee

    Ellee

    says:

    How on earth can one spend 13 hrs in a wallmart? If she was planning a long shopping trip why bring the dog along? Something is fishy here.

  16. Avatar Of Judith Anne

    Judith Anne

    says:

    Fry her. Or take her out for the gators and crocs. I see no eason for her continued extistence on the planet.

  17. Avatar Of Cheryl

    Cheryl

    says:

    I really hope this women doesn’t have children, because if this is how that dog was treated, then would hate to see how her children are treated…. RIP sweet baby…

  18. Avatar Of William Whitler

    William Whitler

    says:

    No sympathy at all for her, stupid Bitc- , and also what do you do in walmart for 13hrs anyway??????????????????????

  19. Avatar Of Nancy East

    Nancy East

    says:

    I am with Joyce.I hope they search deep and find out where she really was.She should have to do some major prison time along with other animal abusers.They should also have to clean up animal waste outside in the blazing heat,without food or water.I have Noooo sympathy at all for this!!Nooo MERCY

  20. Avatar Of Nancy Eastancies

    Nancy Eastancies

    says:

    I am with Joyce.I hope they search deep and find out where she really was.She should have to do some major prison time along with other animal abusers.They should also have to clean up animal waste outside in the blazing heat,without food or water.I have Noooo sympathy at all for this!!

  21. Avatar Of Denise Chupp

    Denise Chupp

    says:

    PUT HER SORRY, LOW DOWN ASS IN THE CAR AND LEAVE HER WITH NO AIR, FOOD OR WATER FOR 13 HOURS WHILE THE TEMPERATURE SOARS !!!

  22. Avatar Of Nodi

    nodi

    says:

    what is wrong with these people? why don’t they just leave their dogs home??? how can you forget you have a dog with you????

  23. Avatar Of Meem

    Meem

    says:

    13 hours??? BS. Nobody goes into a shop for 13 hours. There’s something very fishy to this story.

    • Avatar Of Meem

      Meem

      says:

      Sorry I ought to clarify.. nobody goes in to one shop for 13 hours. Only reason you’re in there that long is because you are working in that establishment.

  24. Avatar Of Joyce England

    joyce england

    says:

    WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING. WHY WOULD YOU TAKE A DOG TO WAL-MART WHY WAS SHE THERE FOR 13 HOURS? THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG HERE PEOPLE . I SOMETIMES FORGET WHERE I PUT MY KEYS ‘ BUT I KNOW WHERE MY DOG IS . THIS DOESN’T EVEN MAKE SENSE. WHO SHOPS FOR 13 HOURS? SHE PARKED THERE AND WENT SOMEPLACE ELSE AND DRANK HER LUNCH!

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