A Connecticut woman is accused of a cruel act which resulted in a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. According to multiple sources, this week, 56-year-old Linda Scalley, of Wilton, locked her dog in the trunk of a parked car for a half hour.
The alleged act of cruelty
As reported by NBC Connecticut, the authorities were contacted about a dog locked inside of a parked vehicle in Greenwich on Wednesday morning. Responding officers discovered the dog, showing obvious signs of distress from the heat, in the trunk of the car. Greenwich police stated:
“On scene officers determined that the [dog] was within the trunk of the vehicle for approximately thirty minutes and was salivating due to the heat which caused the [dog] distress.”
No reason has been provided for the woman’s decision to place the dog inside of the trunk of the vehicle.
Repercussions for leaving dog inside of the car’s trunk
Scalley is facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge for her seemingly poor choice on Wednesday morning. On August 1 she will have to appear in Stamford Superior Court to face her charge.
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