HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Dan Acquaro charged Mr. Jared Feldman, 18, Morristown with animal cruelty, on Monday, July 27.
Officer Acquaro responded to the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot, 230 East Hanover Avenue, for a report of a dog being left inside a vehicle with no water.
Upon arrival, Officer Acquaro located the vehicle and observed the dog locked inside the vehicle with the windows only slightly rolled down.
The temperature outside at the time was 97 degrees.
After approximately 30 minutes, the owner of the vehicle responded from inside Lowes.
The dog was provided water and appeared to be ok but was panting heavily due to the heat. Mr. Feldman was mailed a summons with a court date.
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