A Pearl River, Louisiana woman is facing animal cruelty charges after she allegedly left her six-month-old puppy inside a hot car, eventually killing him.

27-year-old Brittney Robertson left BoeBoe in her parked car outside a Slidell Walmart for more than an hour while she was shopping.

Witnesses saw the lethargic puppy inside a car, yelping and spitting up blood. They immediately contacted the Slidell Police Department, while another passerby quickly broke into the car to try and save him.

When police arrived, they rushed BoeBoe to a local animal hospital, where they determined his internal body temperature was over 109 degrees.

Sadly, it was too late for vets to save him, and BoeBoe wound up passing away from heat exhaustion.

Robertson told police that she thought her dog would have enough air since she left the windows cracked open, despite the car being off.

She was arrested for aggravated cruelty to animals and booked into the Slidell City Jail before being transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

She now faces a $25,000 fine and/or up to ten years in prison.

H/T to 4WWL.

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