East Haven police arrest man after dog dies from being left in a hot car



EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – East Haven police have arrested a man after a dog died from being left in a hot car on Tuesday.

Officers were dispatched to the Quality Inn on E. Frontage Road for the report of a deceased animal. When the officer arrived, she saw a lab mix dead in the back seat of the car. The car in question was on a trailer and was being towed by a large moving truck.

The owner of the car, identified as Raymond Atwood, said that he was in the process of moving from Florida to New Hampshire and left the dog in the car overnight. He further stated that when he woke up, he discovered the dog had died.

Atwood, who also had a second dog, agreed to surrender the second dog to the town of East Haven.

He was charged with animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court in October.

Anyone who sees an animal left in a hot car is being asked to call police.

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