Cops: Woman Shopped While Puppy Died in Hot Car
It's believed the dog was inside the car for 3 hours.
Chang Qui (Ontario Police Department)
Security guards at Ontario Mills Mall spotted the 1-year-old golden retriever inside a locked BMW in the parking lot just before 7 p.m. Monday.
The windows were rolled up and foggy, and the temperature inside the car was above 90-degrees, officials said.
It's believed the dog was inside the car for about three hours.
The puppy was taken to an emergency pet clinic where it was euthanized after veterinarian officials found it had suffered brain damage and heart and lung problems.
Police Officer Dereck Anthony tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that Chang Qui, of Beijing, China, was arrested and booked on suspicion of animal cruelty.