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Police: Woman cited for leaving 100-pound dog in hot car

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police cited a woman after she left her 100-pound chocolate lab in a hot car in a Walmart parking lot.

According to the incident report, it happened around 6:30 Friday evening at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Harrisburg Road.

When they arrived on the scene police met with a woman who said the dog had been in the vehicle for at least 20 minutes.  

The temperature was 87 degrees, but according to the reporting officer, it felt like 96 degrees.  

The officer went into the store to locate the dog's owner and purchased two bottles of cold water.  

The officer then returned to the car, removed the dog from the vehicle and gave him water.  

According to the incident report, the dog's fur was hot to the touch, and he was panting and drooling.  

Ten minutes later, the owner, Chryl Hardin, 64, arrived at the vehicle and told police she was only away for 20 minutes.  

Hardin also said she did not see a problem with leaving her pet in the vehicle.  

Police gave the owner a citation for cruelty to animals.  

After reviewing video footage from Walmart police discovered the dog was left in the vehicle for 30 minutes.  

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