For nearly three hours, with the outside temperature sitting at 80-degrees, 34-year-old Jennifer King perused the aisles of Walmart while her dogs suffered inside of her parked car; by the time that the authorities were notified, both dogs had died from heat stroke.
King was arrested and is facing animal cruelty charges.
Each year, as the temperature starts to climb, warnings are issued to pet owners about the dangers of leaving a pet inside of a car - cracked windows are not sufficient to keep a car's interior cool, and it is best to leave dogs (or cats or anything else that is alive) at home.
The Wake Forest Police want residents to notify them if they see a dog locked inside of a car - the number to make a report is 919-554-6150.
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