Mass. man charged with leaving dog in 130+-degree car at Merrimack outlets
September 06. 2018 12:03PM
MERRIMACK — A Massachusetts man was arrested Monday afternoon at the Merrimack Premium Outlets after police accused him of leaving a dog in a hot car.
According to a news release, officers were called to the mall about 1:30 p.m., where they found the dog in the car showing signs of distress. The afternoon was hot and humid, with temperatures in the 90s, and police determined the temperature in the car was between 134 and 139 degrees, police said.
Officers were able to remove the dog from the car, determined Mark McNally, 22, of 34 Marblehead St., No. Andover was the owner, and arrested McNally on a charge of animal in a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, police said.
McNally was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Merrimack circuit court Sept. 10.