A couple who left their dogs locked inside of a parked vehicle on a warm evening in Rochester, Minn., is not facing a charge of animal cruelty, even though one of the dogs died, reported Tuesday's publication of the Post Bulletin.
The couple's two dogs were left inside of a parked vehicle last Thursday, when the outside temperature was in the 80s.
After several hours, locked inside of the virtual oven on wheels, one of the dogs died.
Police have chalked the dog's untimely demise to an error in judgment.
Rochester Police Department Capt. John Sherwin stated that the couple, who was staying in a local hotel, "believed their two dogs would be fine," inside of the vehicle.
The Missouri couple, whose names have not been released, were in town for a medical treatment.
No word on the condition of the dog who managed to survive its time inside of the parked vehicle.
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