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Woman Arrested After Dog Dies in Hot Car Parked Outside PetSmart

Megan Kurtz Campbell was charged with felony animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car. Fairfax County Police Department.

Megan Kurtz Campbell was charged with felony animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car. Fairfax County Police Department.

A Virginia woman was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty yesterday when her dog died after being left alone in a vehicle parked outside a Falls Church PetSmart store.

Megan Kurtz Campbell, 19, left her 5-year old Puggle locked inside her SUV when she visited a local PetSmart store, despite the store openly welcoming dogs to join their owners inside. Around 12:23pm firefighters responded to reports of the Pug/Beagle mix in distress.

Rescuers attempted to lower the dog’s temperature without success, according to a press release from the Fairfax County Police Department. The dog was then taken inside the store where it was pronounced dead.

Temperatures in the area on Monday reached close to 100-degrees, matching prior record highs.

Campbell was arrested in the parking lot shortly after her dog died. She is being charged with felony animal cruelty.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. sherry

    Jul 27, 2016 at 12:12 am

    WITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I’m being kind! (although I don’t know why).

  2. Rebecca Bradley

    Jul 26, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I agree with, Terri!!

  3. Homer Simpson

    Jul 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    The girl looks mentally disturbed. Someone needs to lock her inside her car in that heat and make sure she can’t get out and has no water.

  4. Kiley Baricevic

    Jul 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I think that some kids should not be allowed a driver’s license much less on a pet…she is a dumb ass

  5. Terri Simmons

    Jul 26, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Lets put her inside a parked car and not let her out!!! I am sick of this stuff PEOPLE IF YOU HAVE TO BE REMINDED OF A BABY AND AN ANIMAL IN YOUR CAR, THEN I DON’T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE EITHER ONE!!! IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

    • Angela Williams

      Jul 26, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Agreed!

    • Rebecca Bradley

      Jul 26, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      I agree, with Terri Simmons !!!R

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