A Hopkinton woman was arrested Friday night outside a Rhode Island casino after a dog was left alone inside her car and died, according to police and media reports from Lincoln, Rhode Island.
The Lincoln Police Department visited Bally’s Twin River Casino around 7 p.m. after being alerted by security about a vehicle with “heavy condensation on the windows and the brake lights on.” An officer broke into the car and found the dog dead on the floor on the driver’s side.
“Further investigation from Lincoln Police determined the dog had been left in the vehicle for several hours without water or air conditioning with the windows closed while temperatures were near 80 degrees,” police shared.
Young Ju Seol returned to the car from the casino shortly thereafter and was arrested and charged with one count of malicious injury or killing of animals, and one count of animal confinement in motor vehicles, police stated.
Added the police: ”The killing of defenseless animals in such a cruel manner is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by our agency.”