A South Carolina woman has been cited after six dogs died in her hot car.
According to the Associated Press, the woman allegedly left the dogs in her car at an animal clinic Saturday. The unnamed woman claimed she left the dogs in her car because there were aggressive dogs at the clinic. In a police report she allegedly stated that the car's air conditioner was left on. But, she returned 45 minutes to find it off and the dogs in distress. Police said it was 84 degrees outside. All six dogs died from health problems after being trapped in the car.
The woman faces up to $1,100 in fines or 30 days in jail for each dog, according to the AP.
When temperatures outside reach the 90s, temperatures inside a vehicle once it’s turned off can reach 120 degrees in 20 minutes, the Charleston Animal Society said in an ABC affiliate report.