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Man charged with animal cruelty after leaving dog in hot truck
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ROSWELL, GA (WXIA) – Police in Roswell said a family left a Chihuahua inside a hot truck while they went into a restaurant on Sunday.

Someone walking by saw the dog barking inside the truck and called police. When officers arrived, they got the dog out of the truck, took it into a police car and gave it some water to help it cool off.

When the dog's owner came out, he told the police officer he had left the dog for about 30 minutes and had left the window cracked, thinking the dog would be okay. The officer said the temperature inside the truck was about 115 degrees, and the little dog was losing strength from the heat.

The dog's owner was charged with cruelty to animals, and he could face up to six months in jail if he is convicted.

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