Woman charged with felony animal cruelty; left dog in car during heat wave

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FAIRFAX, Co – On Monday,  police and fire personnel responded to the PetSmart located at 6100 Arlington Boulevard, around 12:23 p.m. for a report of a dog locked inside of a vehicle.

Firefighters arrived and immediately determined that the dog was in distress. They entered the vehicle and attempted to cool the dog down but were unsuccessful. The firefighters then transported the dog, a 5-year-old Puggle, to the veterinarian’s office inside the PetSmart, where the dog was pronounced deceased.

The owner of the dog was identified as Megan Kurtz Campbell, 19, of Falls Church. Campbell was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.

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