Irvine Police Arrest Woman for Peddling Sick Puppies
Irvine, Calif. – The Irvine Police Department on Wednesday arrested Megan Ann Hoechstetter on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to crimes against animals. Hoechstetter was arrested after selling a sick puppy that died a week after it was purchased by an Irvine family. Nineteen puppies were found in her possession.
Hoechstetter, 42, of Seal Beach is accused of setting up a fake rescue organization online and using the website to sell animals she may have obtained from Mexico that had not received proper healthcare. Hoechstetter, who was operating under the name Pawlosophy, was apprehended with six puppies in her possession. Police believe she may have operated under other false businesses names. Continue reading