Woman charged in hot car death of dog in central Texas
ROUND ROCK, TX -- A woman has been charged with animal cruelty when her dog died after being left in her closed car during a Central Texas shopping trip.
Round Rock police on Monday said the woman told investigators the collie mix named Ozzie was left in the vehicle -- with the windows rolled up -- for two hours.
Police say outside temperatures during Friday's incident were in the low 90s. The temperature inside the car was estimated at more than 140 degrees. Officials were unable to revive the animal.
Officer Dee Carver says the woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, told police that she didn't realize her dog could die under such conditions.
Carver says it's never a good idea to leave a child or an animal unattended in a vehicle.
Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices
- Pickup rolls 6 times in northeast Harris County
- Man recovering after freak lawn-mowing accident
- Strong earthquake shakes central, southern Mexico
- Security guard fatally shot in SW Houston
- Fatal multi-vehicle wreck shuts down 290 at Grand Parkway 3 min ago
- South Korean ferry boat captain arrested
- Texas officials say gang membership exceeds 100K
- Three accused of stealing items left on airplanes
- Promoters seek to bring back Galveston beach parties
- Key evidence recovered in double murder of Houston women
- Last week's Houston food truck violations
- Man shot while mowing lawn in N. Houston
- Man allegedly seen on video during burglary charged
- Police: Man suffocated son so he could play video games
- Houston's cardinal to attend popes'...
42 min ago