ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9) -- A New York woman is being charged with abuse and neglect of an animal, after she forgot her dog in a hot car Tuesday afternoon.
Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the Petco located at 2319 Forest Drive Unit D, in Annapolis, Md. for the report of sick dog.
According to authorities, the owner of the dog, Monifa Pendelton explained to employees at Petco that she left her pet dog Chloe inside of the car and the dog got sick.
Police said Petco employees thought the dog was in critical condition and called for help.
Authorities got to the scene and said they believed Chloe was suffering from a heat stroke.
Pendelton left her Yorkie dog inside of her car for about two hours, authorities said. Police said after Pendelton remembered her dog, she found her in the car and she was sluggish. That is when she sought help from Petco.
According to police, Chloe was taken to the Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic.
Doctors said Chloe was suffering from extreme heat exhaustion. According to authorities, her internal organs were shutting down and her quality of life was poor. The dog was euthanized, after doctors suggested this to be the best option.
Authorities said the air temperature was 88.8 degree Fahrenheit on Tuesday.
Monifa Ayadelle Pendelton, 44, of New York, NY is being charged with abuse or neglect of animal.