HOOKSETT, N.H. (CBS) – A Marlboro, Massachusetts woman is facing animal cruelty charges after police say she left her dog in a hot vehicle for about a half hour.

Police say they responded to a Hooksett, New Hampshire Target on Saturday for a report of a dog in a vehicle. An officer found a Labrador Shar Pei mix in the vehicle “panting extremely heavily,” and observed that the back windows were cracked open about two inches.

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The owner admitted to leaving the dog behind, according to police. The outside temperature during the incident was 84 degrees.

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Officers made sure the dog was hydrated and cared for before leaving.

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Gwen Blumberg (Image credit: Hooksett Police)

Gwen Blumberg, 28, is being charged with animal cruelty. She was released on $2,000 bail and is set to appear in Hooksett court on August 9.