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Woman leaves 25 cats, 2 dogs in car while visiting casino-police could smell car before they saw it

Lori Pellin claimed she was homeless and went inside a  St. Charles, Missouri casino to use a computer to find an apartment-and do a little gambling.  A casino guest saw the cats and alerted authorities.  The cats, and two dogs were in a Chevy Lumina for about 2 hours and although the windows were cracked, the temperature was more than 90 degrees.  Any longer and it could have been fatal. 

She was charged with two counts of animal abuse and arrested.  She had a $1,500 bond, which I am guessing she could not pay.  The cats and 2 dogs went to a local animal shelter.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death.

Find out more about how hot it can get in a car even with the windows cracked by visiting





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