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Nurse practitioner in Hernando charged with cruelty after dog left in hot car

SPRING HILL — A 46-year-old nurse practitioner at Oak Hill Hospital was charged Wednesday with animal cruelty after authorities say she locked a dog in a car that registered temperatures as hot as 120 degrees.

About 12:30 p.m., Hernando County deputies received a call about a 35- to 40-pound mixed-breed dog that was locked inside a Toyota Camry in Oak Hill's front parking lot. The dog, which had been in the car for more than an hour, was panting and foaming at the mouth.

Deputies and an Animal Services officer responded and checked the temperature inside the vehicle, using an infrared device. When the temperature registered 120 degrees, deputies broke the window and removed the dog, which was unable to stand on its own. It was later taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.

Hurline Saint-Fleur of Brooksville, who owns the dog and the vehicle, was arrested on the first-degree misdemeanor cruelty charge. She remained at the Hernando County Detention Center late Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Nurse practitioner in Hernando charged with cruelty after dog left in hot car 04/30/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:15pm]
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