19-month-old girl found in dog kennel

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19-month-old girl found in dog kennel in Brunswick.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. —

Police are investigating how a 19-month-old girl ended up in a dog kennel, down the street from her house.

Maintenance workers discovered the girl Wednesday afternoon in the backyard of a home on Promise Lane in the Caleb's Crossing subdivision.

They immediately called police.

Authorities said the girl's father fell asleep and left the door open.  Authorities believe the girl wandered out by herself, walking several houses away and into the dog kennel.

Paramedics took the 19-month old to the ER at Southeast Georgia Health System to be treated for dehydration.

Charges are pending.  The Division of Family and Children Services is also investigating.