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Chihuahua dies in hot car while owner cleans Florida condos

Hot Florida summer continues to create problems

LONDON, ENGLAND - An ice sculpture is placed in a vehicle to show the dangers of leaving a dog in a hot car. Today Dogs Trust says it only takes 20 minutes for a dog to die in a hot car. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Dogs Trust)
LONDON, ENGLAND - An ice sculpture is placed in a vehicle to show the dangers of leaving a dog in a hot car. Today Dogs Trust says it only takes 20 minutes for a dog to die in a hot car. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Dogs Trust)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – A 2-year-old Chihuahua died in a hot car while its owner was cleaning condominiums in Florida, officials said.

Angela Delandra Rogers, 29, of Banks, Alabama, faces an aggravated animal cruelty charge.

The News Herald reports Panama City Beach police officers went to the parking lot at the Calypso Condominiums on Saturday after someone called about a dog left in a vehicle. The car was not running and its windows were cracked about an inch on each side.

The newspaper reports the temperatures ranged between 85 and 90 degrees. There was no food or water inside the vehicle for the dog.

An arrest report says officers located Rogers several hours later. She was taken to jail. Records don't list an attorney for Rogers.