NORWALK, Conn. — A dog was treated for heat stroke after being left in a car in Norwalk on Saturday, and its owner was charged with cruelty to animals, according to the Hour.
Police were called to Bedford Street on Saturday afternoon on a report of a dog that had been left in a car for more than 20 minutes, the Hour reported. The temperature inside the car reached 132 degrees, according to the Hour.
Animal control officers and firefighters were able to gain entry to the car and free the dog, a miniature Schnauzer, according to the Hour. It was taken to Norwalk Animal Hospital to be treated for heat stroke, the Hour reported.
The owner, identified as 42-year-old Magda Zepeda, told officers that she had accidentally left the dog in the car and forgot that it was in there, according to the Hour. She was charged with cruelty to animals and released on a promise to appear in court, the Hour reported.
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