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Police: Jacksonville man left dog in hot car

Published On: Aug 06 2014 11:00:50 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 31 2014 10:38:28 PM CDT
Jesse Evans

A Jacksonville man is accused of animal cruelty in Tennessee.

According to the police report, Jesse Evans, 24, and Amber Fenton, 22, of Virginia, were arrested Wednesday.

Officers said the pair left a pit bull puppy in their car for about 30 minutes at a mall in Kingsport, Tennessee.

The air temperature was 77 degrees, but investigators said it was much warmer inside the car.

Officers said the puppy was found unresponsive and dehydrated.

Eventually, the suspects returned to their car, and officers were able to get the dog out.

It was treated at an emergency clinic and released to a local animal shelter.