MERRIMACK, N.H. (CBS) – A New Hampshire man was arrested after leaving a dog inside a car that reached nearly 140 degrees.

On Monday, Merrimack Police received a complaint about a dog that was inside a car in the parking lot of the Merrimack Premium Outlets.

Mark McNally. (Image Credit: Merrimack Police)

Officers found the dog, and saw “obvious signs of distress.” The weather was close to 90 degrees and humid at the time of the incident.

Police found the temperature in the car was between 134-139 degrees. Officers gained entry to the car and took custody of the dog.

Mark McNally, the dog’s owner, was arrested and charged with one count of animals in a motor vehicle. He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned on September 10.

  1. Kathleen P Litif says:

    Lets put him in a 140 degree room with a coat on and no way out and see how he likes it! Hopefully he will learn from this and I pray his dog will make a complete recovery!! :)

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