45 minutes. That’s how long police say a Hamden woman left her dog inside a boiling hot car.
Officers arrested 47-year-old Shi Zhu-Hong on Sunday at the Stop and Shop on Dixwell Avenue. They found a small Bichon mix inside a parked vehicle panting excessively.
Police say the temperature inside the car was 120 degrees. The exterior was up to 140.
The woman is charged with animal cruelty.
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