Woman Charged After Dog is Left in Car

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police have charged a New York City woman with animal abuse after her dog was left inside her car for two hours as temperatures reached 88 degrees. The animal was later euthanized.

Police say about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a woman ran into a Petco in Annapolis with her dog Chloe, a 15-year-old Yorkie. Authorities say the woman told workers that she had left Chloe in her car. Officers say employees called police, who summoned Animal Control.

Police say Chloe was in severe distress, and officers took the dog to a vet’s office. Authorities say doctors reported that Chloe’s organs were shutting down.

Police say Chloe was euthanized.

Forty-four-year-old Monifa Pendelton was charged Wednesday with four misdemeanor animal abuse offenses.

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