A Spartanburg County, South Carolina woman is being charged with two counts of “ill treatment of animals” after leaving her two dogs, a Chihuahua and a Shih Tzu mix, in her car while she went to work for the day.
When Eddie Wilson, an employee at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County, went to work on Tuesday morning, she brought her dogs with her. But, instead of bringing the dogs inside or leaving them with a sitter, she kept the pair inside her Lincoln Town Car while she went into the plant.
While she left the passenger side window all the way down, and the other three windows partially open, and left water for the dogs, by the time officers arrived, the water was completely gone and temperatures inside the car ranged from 108 to 118 degrees.
According to WYFF News4, when officers arrived both dogs were panting heavily. One was covered in saliva and was showing signs of distress.
Officers placed both dogs in the air conditioned animal control truck and provided water until the dogs recovered.
Wilson was charged and is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center until a bond hearing is held.
Both dogs remain in the custody of Greenville County Animal Care.