NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — A Naugatuck man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly leaving his dog in a hot car over the weekend.

Police were called to the Walmart parking lot Sunday morning. They used a thermometer and found the temperature inside the car was at least 99 degrees.

Andre Rodrigues, 46, was arrested Sunday, police say.

Witnesses told police the dog was left alone in the hot car for about a half-hour.