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LONDON, Ontario - A dog trapped with other pets in a truck for several days alerted police in Canada by honking the horn.

Police said Friday that the muzzled dog - along with two other dogs and two cats - had been left in deplorable conditions without proper care in the parked truck.

Police say the discovery came a week after someone complained to the London Humane Society in Ontario about three dogs exposed to unsanitary conditions in a home.

The police statement says the residents left with the dogs, likely to avoid Humane Society officers.

Donna Hebert and Allan Folkins-Wyre were charged Thursday with several counts of cruelty to animals.

The animals have been taken in by the Humane Society.

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