Police in the Hudson Valley say they discovered a dog that was left inside a car that was over 100 degrees.

On Friday afternoon, Red Hook Police noticed a vehicle with a dog left inside of it in the Hannaford parking lot in the Town of Red Hook.

The officer noticed the windows were partially rolled down but the inside of the vehicle was still extremely hot and there was no water left for the dog.

Police say a digital infrared thermometer discovered that the inside of the car was over 100 degrees, even with the windows partially down.

Before authorities removed the dog from the car, the owner exited the store. He told officials he only left the dog for about ten minutes. The man was subsequently charged with failing to provide proper sustenance to an animal, a violation.

He was processed and released on tickets to appear in Town of Red Hook court at a later date.

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