Three dogs are dead, and three surviving dogs are receiving care, after a man allegedly left them to die in a hot “oven.” The dogs were left inside of a virtual oven on wheels for over 11 hours and their owner, 41-year-old Carmine Dapruzzo is facing animal cruelty charges as a result.
Police officers in Suffolk County, New York, were alerted to the situation early Tuesday morning – responding officers found three dead Rottweilers locked in cages that were inside of a 1998 Ford Explorer which was parked on Montauk Highway in Shirley, reported Fox News.
Three dogs who had not perished were taken to the Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter to be evaluated and treated. As reported by Patch New York, it is hot enough in the area that heat advisories have been issued; officers who responded to the vehicle discovered that it was not running. Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said, “Never leave your animals unattended in a car in these temperatures. The car becomes an oven in a matter of minutes, even with the windows — a few minutes is a death sentence, especially in temperatures like we’re seeing now.”
(Booking photo via Patch.com/Fox News)
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