On Tuesday, authorities from the Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement in South Carolina, stated the temperatures in the Lincoln Town Car, where a chihuahua and Shih Tzu spent the day, ranged between 108 and 118 degrees at 4:30 in the afternoon when they were rescued reported kptv.com.
No one knows why Eddie Wilson, 64, an employee of BMW, took her dogs to work with her and left them in the parking lot off of Highway 101, but firefighters were able to get to the dogs in time and provide them with water.
Animal Control placed both of the dogs, showing signs of heat distress, who had been heavily panting and salivating, into an air-conditioned compartment of the animal control truck to cool down and recover.
According to authorities, the rear window of the vehicle was open, and the other three windows were partly ajar. Wilson had left water for the dogs earlier in the day, but admitted to not checking on them. By the time authorities arrived, the water bowls were empty.
Wilson has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty and was being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. Both dogs have been taken to the Greenville County Animal Control. No decisions have been made if the dogs will be returned to Wilson.
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