NH man charged after dogs die when left in car
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police said a New Hampshire man has been charged after his two dogs died when he left them inside his car in 90-degree temperatures.
Manchester police said a passer-by said he noticed the dogs about noon Friday inside a car with its windows rolled up. He said the dogs weren't moving and appeared to be dead.
WMUR-TV reported that police tried dousing the dogs with water to lower their body temperatures, but they didn't survive.
Police found the owner, 34-year-old Matthew Allard, in a nearby business.
Officials said Allard was distraught and told officers he had left the dogs in the car for 20 minutes and had forgotten about them.
He was charged with animal cruelty.