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Woman Turns Herself In After Boston Terrier She Left In Scorching Car For Three Hours Dies, Police Say

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Source: Southington Police Department; UNSPLASH

Jul. 28 2022, Published 3:28 p.m. ET

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A woman in Connecticut was arrested after police accused her of leaving her dog in a vehicle for hours as temperatures outside reached the low 80s.

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On July 26, Suzy Lynn Rivers, 37, turned herself in to police in connection to the death of her Boston Terrier in Southington last month at a local public library.

According to police, surveillance video shows Rivers arrived at the library shortly before noon on June 29 and left around 3 p.m., WFSB reported.

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According to the station, Rivers phoned police to report the 1-and-a-half-year-old dog that had been inside her vehicle wasn’t moving.

Witnesses reportedly told police a rear window was open about six inches, and animal control officers determined temperatures inside the vehicle rose to as high as 105 degrees while it was sitting in full sun.

Rivers faces charges of cruelty to animals, and she was released on a $15,000 non-surety bond.

She is expected back in New Britain Superior Court on Aug. 3


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