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Florida Vows To Prosecute Those Who Left Animals Behind During Irma

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PALM BEACH, Florida (CNN/WPTV) - Humane authorities in Palm Beach County report finding and rescuing 49 dogs and two cats in the past 48 hours.

The animals were left tethered to trees or cars, trapped in fenced yards and locked in crates. The pets belonged to residents who evacuated their homes during Hurricane Irma.

Sauve said 42 pet owners surrendered their pets to animal care on Friday, explaining they could not take them along to shelters or higher ground - a difficult but much more humane solution as the storm gets closer. 

Florida State Attorney Dave Aronberg said people who left their pets to ride out the storm will be found.

"This is a prime example of animal cruelty," Aronberg said. "We will find you, and we will prosecute you."

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