“Folks, please be aware that dogs in hot cars don’t do well, it’s common sense, if you’re hot, your dogs even hotter! If I see a dog in a car on a hot day, I call the police because a life is at risk, & if they take too long, I would gladly smash a window!”
The dogs’ owner, Kimberly Dowell, 28, was arrested. When confronted, police said she told them she went into Walmart to get groceries and was inside for an hour and a half.
According to police, three of the car’s four windows were cracked slightly and there was no sign of any water for the two dogs inside.
Temperatures in London on Friday afternoon were in the 80s.
“I just want folks to understand that it’s important that you don’t leave your animals inside the vehicle during a hot day like this,” said Sgt. Travis Hurley with the London Police Department. “It’s even hotter inside the car than it is outside, so it’s very dangerous.”
Dowell faces two counts of animal cruelty. She is set to appear in court Monday morning