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.READ MORE: 2 Teenagers Charged With Murder After Fatal Shooting Of Adrian Kimborowicz In Lowell
The owner admitted to leaving the dog behind, according to police. The outside temperature during the incident was 84 degrees.READ MORE: Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn Hospitalized After Fall
Officers made sure the dog was hydrated and cared for before leaving.MORE NEWS: Have Extra Towels? MSPCA's Angell Medical Center Seeking Donations For Pet Patients
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.