Puppies covered in filth rescued from hot car in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A woman was issued a subpoena Saturday after two puppies were found in a hot, dirty car, Myrtle Beach Police said.

According to an incident report, police were called to the John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center about 11:30 a.m. for a call about animal cruelty and neglect.

Police reportedly found a black SUV in the parking lot with two puppies locked in a plastic box in the back seat.

According to the report, the outside temperature was 90 degrees at the time of the call and the heat index was approaching 100 degrees.

According to the police, the windows of the vehicle “cracked slightly” but did not allow any ventilation. The air conditioning in the vehicle should not have worked.

The report said the terrier puppies, which were estimated to be eight to nine weeks old, were covered in fleas, urine and feces.

One of the puppies was anemic, the police said. They added the pups were in the vehicle for about 30 to 45 minutes.

According to the report, the puppies were brought to humane society for care and treatment.

The owner, who was listed as a 61-year-old woman in the report, was located and summoned for animal abuse.

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