Dogs left in hot Uhaul vehicle

Man left 5 dogs inside of U-haul trailer parked at Wal-mart on hot afternoon

Spread the love
Get email updates when we post

Five dogs are lucky to be alive after a man left them inside of a parked U-haul trailer outside of a Walmart in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, on Friday afternoon. As reported by WPRI News, the man, identified as Jeffrey Menard Levesque, claimed that he was away from the dogs for a few moments – but surveillance video revealed that the vehicle was parked there for over an hour.

Details of the incident

The temperature on Friday afternoon was in the mid-80s. The dogs were inside of crates in the U-haul and video shows them panting heavily and in distress. All of the dogs were seized from Levesque and taken to the North Smithfield Animal Control Center for treatment.

According to the news agency, aside from being left unattended inside of a parked vehicle, the dogs appeared to be neglected – suffering from malnourishment and having coats matted with feces and urine.

The charges

The man accused of leaving the dogs unattended in the heat is facing multiple charges including mistreatment of animals, unnecessary cruelty to animals and animal confinement in motor vehicle prohibited.

Follow the National Animal News Facebook page for petitions, news and updates!

Fight animal abuse! Donate Now

That face! Home security video and an adorable German shepherd.

I prefer dogs to people #don’t judge” Choose your favorite style here – your purchase supports the continuation of our site!


Pets are not disposable – love them for life! Pick your favorite style here.

Your purchase helps support the continuation of our site. More styles and messages at our store. Please click here to find them all!

Jealous much?!

Fostering saves lives – buy a shirt that sends a message and helps support the continuation of our website. Styles and colors can be found here.

1 reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.