A woman left four dogs to die in a car while she ate lunch and now she faces animal cruelty charges, authorities said.
On May 26, police in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, arrested Tesia C. White, 25, in connection to the case.
Around 1:30 p.m., White left four dogs in a vehicle, according to police. The car was left running with the air conditioning on and the windows up. White was eating at a restaurant nearby.
White checked on the dogs once during her meal. But when she came back an hour later when she finished, the animals were dead, police said.
The dogs were a 4-year-old Goldendoodle, two 12-week-old Goldendoodle puppies and a 2-year-old Boxer, police noted.
Officers arrested White and charged her with four counts of felony animal cruelty. She was booked into a Florida jail, and bond was set at $10,000.