The outside temperature was 85 degrees when the dogs were left in the car, which indicates that the temperature inside the car might have reached 130 degrees during that period.
Officials in Florida say that a lady from Missouri who was visiting the state was detained on Thursday and charged with animal cruelty after the deaths of four dogs that were left in her vehicle.
Tesia White was taken into custody by law enforcement in New Smyrna Beach, Florida after a 911 call tipped them off about her location. Officers were notified at a nearby diner that White’s car was still running with the air conditioner on and the windows locked after White had already exited the establishment where they were eating.
The four dogs that they owned were put in danger when the owners of the car made the rookie mistake of turning off the air conditioning in the vehicle. “We have four dogs on the side who were caught in a hot car, and now they’re all laying on the side, and none of them are moving, and they’re all like frothing from the mouth,” the caller said to the authorities. “We have four dogs on the side that were trapped in a hot car,” the caller said.
According to the authorities, the dogs’ bodies were discovered inside a car that had been left running without anyone inside.