Gwen Blumberg of Massachusetts arrested for animal cruelty.

Jul 10, 2017 9:34 AM

New England woman arrested after leaving dog in hot car while she shopped at Hooksett Target

HOOKSETT - A Massachusetts woman is facing animal cruelty charges after leaving her dog in a hot car while she shopped.

Hooksett police responded to the Target parking lot on Saturday after receiving a call about a dog left in a car. An officer found the car with its back windows open about two inches, and inside was a Labrador Shar Pei mix inside panting heavily and appearing to be in distress.

When the owner, Gwen Blumberg, 28, of Marlborough, Mass., returned to the car, the officer learned the dog had been inside the car for about 30 minutes.

Police say the temperature outside of the car at the time was 84 degrees.

Blumberg was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. She was released on $2,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in court on August 9, 2017.

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