Woman Left Dog in Hot Car, Ulster Sheriff’s Officers Charge
Hudson Valley law enforcement agencies continue fielding calls about distressed animals locked in hot cars.
A Washington, D.C. woman was charged in Marbletown on Friday after leaving her dog in a car in direct sunlight for nearly 90 minutes, according to a press release from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office (UCSO).
UCSO deputies responded to a call of a dog in distress outside a Marletown business at 12:38PM. The officers consulted with the business' security and an investigation revealed Caroline Flemming-Michael-Osborne parked at the location at 12:15PM. She lhe dog in the car with two windows slightly open when the temperature was 79 degrees, according to the release. Officers removed the dog from the vehicle.
Flemming-Michael-Osborne returned to the vehicle at 1:54PM and was arrested on a charge of confinement of a companion animal in a vehicle in extreme temperature.
She was taken into custody at the Ulster County Sheriff's Substation in Napanoch, where she was later processed and released on an appearance ticket.
Earlier this month, two dogs died in a locked car at the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival.
Last week, two women were charged in separate incidents in New Paltz with leaving their dogs in cars in extreme heat.