Dog dies in hot car while woman shops at Walmart for 13 hours
CRESTVIEW, Fla. — A woman was arrested after police say she left her dog “Waldo” inside her hot car while she shopped at Walmart for 13 hours last Thursday, according to WPEC.
The deceased dog was discovered by another Walmart shopper. There was reportedly no food or water left for the dog and even though a window was partially cracked, temperatures rose which resulted in the dog’s death.
Police say Cassaundra Rasmussen, 49, was inside of Walmart “browsing” for approximately 13 hours. The woman told police that she forgot the dog was inside of the vehicle.
The dog’s cause of death was heat exhaustion as a result of the high temperatures in the vehicle.
Rasmussen was charged with one count of misdemeanor cruelty towards animals.