By Bill Shields

BROCKTON (CBS) — A dog owner is facing animal cruelty charges after leaving his French bulldog in a hot van where it died Thursday in Brockton.

Brockton police found the dog in the van near Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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At JM Pet Resort on North Pearl Street, they are warning people not to leave an animal in a locked up car. On Friday, dogs were in wading pools, staying cool on a warm day.

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“I don’t think people realize how quickly it can get so hot in their car,” says Joyce Poliatti of JM Pet Resort. “They only think they’re going to leave the dog in there for five minutes and in reality you’re (away) for 15 minutes.”

It was about 85 degrees in Brockton when the owner, who has not been identified, left the dog in the van. When it’s 85 degrees it can get up to 104 degrees inside a vehicle in 10 minutes and can be deadly to a dog. Dr. Adam Page, a veterinarian, says you have to be careful in circumstances like that.

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