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MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) - Two parents face charges after authorities saymotorists spied a 10-year-old girl riding in a dog cage in the back of apickup truck in western Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports police say it happened around 7 p.m. Monday on the PennsylvaniaTurnpike in Millvale, just outside Pittsburgh. Authorities say theyresponded after getting reports from motorists who saw the girl ridingin the back of the truck in the cage.

Her mother, 29-year-old Abbey Carlson, and stepfather, 30-year-oldThomas Fishinger, are now facing charges of endangering the welfare of achild. Police say they told them the girl had said she wanted to bewith the dog.

Reliable telephone listings for the couple could not immediately be located and it wasn't clear if they had an attorney.

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