Ontario County Humane Society and Ontario County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint of a dog being kept outside in a metal cage in direct sunlight on a 90 degree day. 32-year-old Samantha Vanderwall has been charged with animal abandonment, having an inadequate shelter for a dog, and having an unlicensed and unvaccinated dog. The dog, King, remains at the Humane Society.

A Clifton Springs woman is facing several charges after Humane Society officials say she abandoned her dog.

On Sept. 26, the Ontario County Humane Society and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a dog being kept outside in a metal cage. According to the complaint, the dog was placed in direct sunlight on a 90 degree day.

Upon arrival, deputies say they found the terrier male mix, named King, in a cage in the yard. The Humane Society says the owner was not at home at the time. King was then taken to the Ontario County Humane Society and treated for exposure.

According to the Humane Society, the owner, 32-year-old Samantha Vanderwall, was aware of King’s location but never made arrangements to retrieve him from the shelter. She was charged with animal abandonment, having an inadequate shelter for a dog, and having an unlicensed and unvaccinated dog.

Vanderwall will appear in the Village of Clifton Springs Court at a later date to answer these charges. King remains at the Ontario County Humane Society.