Early in June 2010, in Keansburg, New Jersey, a report was made to police of two people in a lime-green car with tinted windows tossing two chihuahuas out the window of the moving vehicle.
The driver, Kadeesha C. Kelley, 29, and her sixteen year old son, were soon arrested. The dogs belonged to Kelley's mother, Kim Passmore, and when police arrived Kadeesha initially said the dogs were stolen; then said she was doing her mother a favor getting rid of them.
Passmore had not been aprised of her daughter's intent to get rid of the dogs, which Kadeesha never liked. Between Kadeesha and her son, they were charged with sixteen counts of animal cruelty.
Before month's end, charges were dropped against the kid in a plea arrangement with the mother finally taking responsibility, pleading guilty to all charges. She was fined $4,000 and ordered not to have pets for the next five years.
The dogs, male Taco and female Chico, were treated for minor injuries at Red Bank Animal Hospital then released to the SPCA. There were hundreds of phone calls from people eager to adopt, and the decision was made to be sure they were adopted together.