Farmington police have arrested a Waterbury woman who is accused of leaving a friend’s dog in a car while she went to work on Memorial Day.
Police said officers responded to Executive Drive in Farmington just before 7 a.m. Monday after they received a call about a pit bull that appeared to be in distress in a vehicle.
The dog was wearing a muzzle, lying on his side and his tongue was hanging out of his mouth, according to police.
Officers were able to unlock the doors and move the dog to a cooler environment.
Police said the owner of the vehicle had been dog sitting for a friend and left the dog inside the vehicle with two windows cracked open while she was working for a few hours.
Police identified the woman as 26-year-old Annabelle Gonzalez. She was arrested, charged with cruelty to animals and released on bond.