Woman Charged After Dog Death in Hot Car

Woman Charged After Dog Death in Hot Car
June 12, 2023

A dog left in a vehicle with the windows up for several hours died Sunday, police said, and its owner, a Tamworth woman, was arrested for the counts of animals in motor vehicles and cruelty to animals.

Portsmouth police said they responded to a parking lot at 100 Durgin Lane after receiving a report of an unresponsive dog in a vehicle.

The outside temperature was in the mid-70s and the temperature in the vehicle was 125 degrees, police said.

The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says if you see an animal in a vehicle, call the local police immediately.