LINCOLN, R.I. – A Hopkinton, Massachusetts woman is facing charges after police say a dog died in her car outside Bally’s Twin River Casino in Rhode Island.
Young Ju Seol was arrested and charged with one count of malicious injury or killing of animals, and one count of animal confinement in motor vehicles, Lincoln police said.
Officers responded to the casino at about 7 p.m. on Friday after security found a car “with heavy condensation on the windows and the brake lights activated.” Police got into the car and found a dead dog on the driver’s side floor.
Seol came to the scene and told officers that was her car, police said. It’s believed the dog was left in the car “for several hours without water or air conditioning.” The windows were closed and the temperature outside was near 80 degrees, police said.
“The killing of defenseless animals in such a cruel manner is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by our agency,” police said in a statement.
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