Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Car in Colchester


Colchester Police have released the name of the owner of the dog that died in a hot car on Monday.  

Police say Stacey Barrientos 54, of Colchester, was cited with one count of animal cruelty. 

Colchester police say the dog, a four-year-old, Labrador Retriever died Monday after being locked in a hot car parked at UVM Medical Center’s Fanny Allen  campus.

Police responded to a call about a dog in a car at about 2:45 PM.

Colchester PD says the responding officer found the dog seeming in distress with the doors locked and all windows rolled up.

Police measured the temperature inside the vehicle at 125 degrees.

The officer broke the windows to rescue the dog which later died of hyperthermia at Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists.

Barrientos is set to appear at Vermont Superior Court in Burlington on October 6.

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