Virginia woman charged after dog left in hot car dies

This booking photo provided by the Fairfax County, Va. Police Department shows Megan Campbell of Falls Church, Va. Police say a dog died after it was left in a hot car outside a northern Virginia pet store on Monday, July 25, 2016, when temperatures in the region hit 100 degrees. Police say Campbell, the dog's owner, is charged with felony animal cruelty. (Fairfax County, Va. Police Department via AP)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police say a dog died after it was left in a hot car outside a northern Virginia pet store on a day when temperatures in the region hit 100 degrees.

Fairfax County police say officers and fire personnel called to a PetSmart in Falls Church around noon Monday for a report of a dog locked in a vehicle found the 5-year-old puggle in distress. They tried to cool down the dog and took it to a veterinarian’s office in the store, where police say the dog was pronounced dead.

Police say the dog’s owner, 19-year-old Megan Campbell of Falls Church, is charged with felony animal cruelty.

Officer Megan Hawkins tells WTOP-FM that county animal control officers have responded to 23 calls related to animals and the heat since Saturday.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s