Buffalo Woman Charged for Leaving Dog Inside Parked Car

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BUFFALO, NY – An Erie County woman has been charged by District Attorney John J. Flynn for torturing and injuring animals after leaving her dog in a hot car.

Flynn said, on Wednesday, June 15, Cheektowaga Police and Cheektowaga Animal Control officers responded to a 911 call for a report of a dog inside of a parked vehicle at a plaza on Union Road.

“When officers arrived to the scene, they allegedly found a dog that appeared to be in severe distress inside of the defendant’s vehicle. The dog was allegedly seizing and vomiting due to the heat inside of the vehicle. The defendant was charged and issued an appearance ticket to be arraigned this morning,” Flynn said. “An 8-year-old Boston Terrier mix was removed from the vehicle and taken to the Great Buffalo Veterinary Emergency Clinic on Genesee Street for treatment. The dog allegedly had a high temperature and exhibited signs of severe heatstroke. The dog is currently in the custody of the SPCA Serving Erie County where it continues to receive treatment.”