Puppies rescued from hot car in Myrtle Beach, police say

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Two pups were found in the back of a car with 90-degree temperatures outside of a heat index close to 100 degrees, police say.

According to Myrtle Beach Police, they called the John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center parking lot at 11:30 am about animal cruelty and neglect. Police said they found a black Mazda SUV with two puppies locked in a plastic box in the back seat.

The outside temperature was 90 degrees when the pups were found, with the heat index approaching 100 degrees according to the report. “The windows were about 1-2” slightly cracked so that no ventilation was possible; the vehicle’s air conditioning was not working, ”the replying officer wrote in the report. “The pups were covered in fleas, urine and feces.”

The pups were two 8 to 9 week old terriers. They sat in the vehicle for more than 30 to 45 minutes, the police said. One of the puppies was anemic, the police said.

The two puppies were brought to humane society for foster care.

The owner, a 61-year-old woman, was found and summoned for animal abuse.

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