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A 35-year-old homeless Arizona mother who was arrested last week on felony child abuse charges after leaving her young children in a hot car while she went to a job interview, is receiving an outpouring of social media and financial support.

Shanesha Taylor was arrested Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after police said she left the children, ages 2 and 6 months, alone in the car with the engine off and the windows cracked, the Huffington Post reports. The car was reportedly left parked in the sun and all the doors were closed.

Taylor’s arrest touched off a social media firestorm of controversy, with proponents arguing that the single mom made a mistake in an effort to make ends meet. But police called the incident abuse.

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