Woman Accused of Leaving Dog in Car in Farmington Charged With Animal Cruelty

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. 

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