Cartwright woman accused of abandoning puppies formally charged

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CALERA, OK -- A woman accused of abandoning a box of puppies in Calera has been formally charged.

According to the Bryan County Court Clerk, 66-year-old Gail E. Gauthier is charged with abandoning domestic animals.

Authorities say Gauthier is the woman seen here in this surveillance video from October.

The District Attorney sent a letter to Gauthier on Wednesday informing her she has 10 days to turn herself in to the court.

The crime carries a punishment of up $500 dollars and/or up to a year in jail.