Man arrested after 2nd dog dies in three years

A man in Middletown, Connecticut, has been arrested this week after leaving his dog to die in a hot car. This is particularly concerning because three years ago, he was arrested for committing the same crime with another dog.

David Beveridge, 79, told police that he meant to take his Labradoodle to a pet care center around noon Tuesday before heading to work. He said he remembered around 2:30 p.m. that the 3-year-old dog, Penny, was still in the car. He ran out to check on the dog, but was too late and found she had died.

Temperatures in Middletown that day were in the 90s.

Back in May of 2014, Beveridge left another pet in a hot car, a 4-year-old poodle-mix named Charlie, that also died.

Beveridge was arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals. He was released on a promise to appear later in court.

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