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Pennsylvania couple arrested for leaving dog in hot car in Cattaraugus County

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Posted at 1:28 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 01:28:44-04

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Pennsylvania couple has been arrested for leaving a dog in a hot car at a Home Depot parking lot in the town of Allegany.

According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, 74-year-old Lynn Goodwill and 81-year-old Darell Goodwill of Smethport, Pa. left their Cocker Spaniel in their pickup truck without it running, and no windows open.

Authorities say the temperature outside was above 90 degrees.

Sheriff's deputies and the Allegany police were able to rescue the dog after 15 minutes who was found to be in distress, and a bystander was able to provide the dog with water and shade.

Both owners were charged with animal neglect, and were arrested.

They were issued appearance tickets and are expect to appear in Town of Allegany court at a later date.