Man charged with animal cruelty after dogs left in hot car
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been charged with animal cruelty after the death of a dog that was left in a hot car.
Officers from the state Office of Animal Welfare arrested 41-year-old Lamonte Jordan of Wilmington on Tuesday.
Jordan was charged with two counts each of animal cruelty, failure to vaccinate for rabies and failure to obtain a dog license. He was released on $4,500 unsecured bail.
Officers responding to a report of two dogs in a hot vehicle found one dog muzzled and tethered inside a makeshift crate. The other dog was found dead.
Temperatures in the area approached 90 degrees (32.2 Celsius) Tuesday.
Officials noted than on an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car can rise to about 119 degrees in 30 minutes.