Calif. woman arrested after dog left in hot car dies

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Updated: 6/29/2013 1:20 pm

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (AP) — Pleasant Hill police have arrested a woman whose dog died after she allegedly left it inside a locked car in triple-digit heat.

The Contra Costa Times reports that 38-year-old Angela Kleinfeld was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Friday at a parking structure in downtown Pleasant Hill. She was being held on suspicion of cruelty to animals resulting in death.

Police say officers responding to calls about a dog in distress found the boxer locked inside the vehicle without enough ventilation. An officer forced his way into the car and took the dog to a nearby veterinary hospital, but it died.

Officials are warning pet owners and parents that sweltering temperatures can be fatal for animals and children left inside vehicles.

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kdavis52 - 7/2/2013 1:09 PM
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I just want to scream at these idiot people who leave their children and pets in the car. It raises my blood pressure HIGHER!!

trainnut - 6/30/2013 6:30 PM
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You know I really don't know where to start with this rant. I have read in the news for the past 3 weeks that parents are leaving their children in the car for hours and when they (FINALLY REALIZE) they're not with them, they start to look and eventually find them deceased in the HOT vehicle where they LEFT THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE!! Damn shame, but you know what???? NO CHARGES!!! WT???? I have 4 kids and if I thought at any time (before I went to a store (CA news) funeral (FL news) I would damn sure be aware that all 4 were with me before I left!!! Pay more attention to your kids! They are all that we have!!! Point being! Why is it a FELONY FOR ANIMALS BUT NOT CHILDREN!!!!!!

Bubbles - 6/30/2013 11:44 AM
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She should be locked in a hot car with all windows closed and parked in a concrete parking lot in 105 degree temperatures in the direct sun and left for 2 hours.

April - 6/29/2013 5:24 PM
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FYI people, it is a crime in this state to leave an animal locked in a vehicle if the outdoor temperatures are 60 degrees or higher. Look up the NRS if you don't trust me. If you are going to the store, the casino or anywhere besides the vet LEAVE YOUR PET AT HOME! They DO NOT need to travel with you and are perfectly safe and comfortable at home. If you leave a child locked in a car, well, lucky for you public hangings have gone out of fashion.

MoneyOverMen - 6/29/2013 1:52 PM
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38 years old and she doesn't know animals and children will die in a hot car? This world is scaring me.
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