Police in Naugatuck, Connecticut, showed up to a Walmart parking lot to save a small Terrier who’d been left in the car by its owner on the 100-degree day. An animal control officer spotted Bingo panting in the vehicle which reached upwards of 102.5-degrees as determined by an infrared thermometer.
Bingo’s owner, 46-year-old Andre Rodrigues, left the dog alone for at least 26 minutes to go do some shopping. The dog was lucky to be alive.
The Naugatuck Police charged Rodrigues with misdemeanor animal cruelty and set him to appear in Waterbury Superior Court for his actions. They’re using this as a chance to remind people to never leave a dog in a car alone and that criminal charges are possible.