FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13
We post a lot about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars, and we occasionally point to efforts to hold people accountable for such cruelty. But we never could have imagined that a court would levy such a severe penalty on a woman whose dog died in a mall parking lot:
A Memphis woman will spend two years in prison after her dog died in her hot car while she was shopping at Wolfchase Galleria.
Alexis Cain was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, after her three-month-old puppy died in July when it was left in her car. The temperature outside at the time was 99 degrees.
If anything is going to make people think twice about subjecting a dog to the agony of overheating, this just might do it.