1 puppy dead, woman arrested after leaving 3 puppies in hot car in Florida

One puppy died and two others are recovering after a Mississippi woman left them in a parked car outside a hotel in Orange County, Florida, deputies said.

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Deputies said they arrested Penelope Stanley, 54, of Pontotoc, on three felony charges of animal cruelty.

According to an arrest report, hotel guests called 911 before 9 a.m. after hearing the puppies barking and crying in an SUV with its windows cracked open.

Deputies said Minnie, a 6-month-old Chihuahua, died, while Kiara, a 3-month-old shepherd mix, is not doing well and Gruff, a 6-month-old terrier mix, is recovering.
According to the report, Stanley told deputies she last checked on the puppies at 6:30 a.m. and that at that time, they were fine.

Kiara and Gruff are now under the care of Orange County Animal Services, the Sheriff's Office said.

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