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Deputies rescue dog from interior of hot car - nurse charged with animal cruelty

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According to Wednesday's Fox 13 News, a Brooksville, Fla., nurse is facing a charge of animal cruelty after leaving her dog locked inside of a parked vehicle outside of the Oak Hill Hospital.

Deputies who responded to a 9-1-1 call about a distressed dog on Wednesday afternoon were able to break the window out of the Toyota Camry which belongs to 46-year-old Hurline Saint-Fleur, a nurse at the hospital. A mixed breed dog, who was showing signs of distress from the excessive heat, was pulled from the vehicle and taken to an emergency veterinarian for care.

According to the Tampa Tribune, the dog was not able to stand on its own after being pulled out of the car, which registered a scalding 120-degrees inside.

Saint-Fleur was arrested and taken to the Hernando County Detention Center.

Continue reading: Dog abandoned at gate of animal control - needs a home

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