DARTMOUTH, Mass. – A man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he left a dog in a car without heat for almost an hour.
When Dartmouth Police Officers got to the car in the North Dartmouth Mall parking lot, they found a puppy “shivering and rolled up in a ball” on the back seat.
The person who reported the puppy left in the car told officers it had been there at least 20 minutes, but police say they found it had been left longer.
The man, from Dighton, was charged with animal cruelty and the dog was seized by Dartmouth Animal Control officers.