MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - For the second time this week, Myrtle Beach police cited a North Carolina man after officers found a dog left inside a hot vehicle at Broadway at the Beach.
The SunNews of Myrtle Beach reports that police said 36-year-old Ives Jenkins of Lincolnton was cited for mistreatment to animals. Officers were called after a Chihuahua was found alone in a locked pickup truck near Ripley's Aquarium.
Police said the temperature inside the truck reached 101 degrees despite the windows being slightly open. The dog was panting heavily and was in the vehicle for about 45 minutes Wednesday.
On Tuesday, police cited a Charlotte man after officers went to Broadway at the Beach and found another Chihuahua inside a car for more than an hour with the temperature at 107.