A Rhode Island woman was arrested on animal cruelty charges Sunday after her three dogs reportedly died in a hot car.
According to Boston.com, Jamestown police who responded to McQuade’s Marketplace found three dogs unresponsive in a parked car. Officials said the dogs were transported to an animal hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The vehicle’s air conditioning apparently wasn’t working and the windows were up. The dogs’ owner, Ann Garnett, 65, was also accused of leaving them without water. A friend said Garnett told her that she left the air conditioning running but it had inexplicably had turned off.
Garnett was charged with unnecessary cruelty to an animal and confinement of an animal in a motor vehicle. She was released from custody following her arraignment.
Watch: Surveillance video of the McQuades parking lot shows someone doing CPR on one of the dogs left in a car yesterday in Jamestown. Other video shows one of the dogs being put in a minivan before being taken to animal hospital. All 3 dogs left in car died. @wpri12 pic.twitter.com/wGOztIGVO8
— Eric Halperin- WPRI (@EricHalperinTV) July 22, 2019