NBC 21-Austin: 29-year-old Kristine Noffsinger of Round Rock, Texas is a single mother. She has two daughters, an eight-year-old and a 10-year-old. They also have a family dog named Teddy.
Back on April 17th, Kristine took a trip to St. Louis by herself. And in her infinite parenting wisdom . . . she left her two kids HOME ALONE. No babysitter, no family members, nothing.
BUT . . . she took Teddy to the PetSmart Pet Hotel. In other words, she did a far better job making sure her DOG was taken care of than her kids.
The next day, police heard about the girls and found them in the house. It's not clear who tipped them off.
The kids have been sent to live with their father, and Kristine is facing two felony child endangerment charges. She's looking at up to two years in prison.