Shopper Leaves 3 Dogs in Car, Killing Them

A Rhode Island woman was arrested on animal cruelty charges Sunday after her three dogs reportedly died in a hot car.

According to, 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.

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