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Alabama woman faces animal cruelty for death of dogs left in hot car

Authorities believe the five dogs died from heat stroke after having been left in a car for over three hours.
Authorities believe the five dogs died from heat stroke after having been left in a car for over three hours.
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A warrant for the arrest of Kathy Hadley of Cottonwood, was issued on Friday for five counts of animal cruelty after her five dogs were left unattended in a car in the Southside Walmart, reported wtvy.com.

On Tuesday, a surveillance video shows five dogs in a car for three hours. By the time Hadley returned, four of the dogs were dead; the fifth dog had to be humanely euthanized at the emergency veterinarian hospital.

Outdoor temperatures were in the mid 80s. In one hour, a car's interior temperature, even with the windows slightly open, can rise 40 degrees - even on a 72 degree day.

If found guilty of the class B misdemeanor, Hadley could face one year in jail.

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