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Hot car animal cruelty

10 months ago July 09, 2014 Jul 9, 2014 Wednesday, July 09 2014 Wednesday, July 09, 2014 6:47:38 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

CRESTVEIW, FLORIDA- A dog that died after being left in a hot car for 13 hours led to animal cruelty charges for a woman who appeared to have mental issues.

Police say the woman told them she had a head injury that causes her to forget things.

She says she forgot the dog was in the car that she had left running with the air conditioning on while she wandered in a Walmart.

An officer checked on the dog after calls from other shoppers but had determined the dog was fine in the air conditioned car.

After more calls from passers-by, police checked again and found the air conditioner in the SUV had stopped circulating and the dog was dead.

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