Sunday, February 10, 2008
Pets locked in cars prompt arrests, animal cruelty charges
Here's a pair of stories reporting the discovery of animals that were locked in cars, and the arrests and charges of animal cruelty that followed. The Tampa Bay Tribune reports here about a woman who purportedly locked her dog in a car in 114 degree heat while her apartment was being fumigated. She was arrested and is being charged with cruelty to animals and confinement of animals without food and water. The Miami Herald reports here on the arrest of a man who purportedly left his dog in a truck for several days. He is charged with one felony count of animal cruelty.