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Indian River County Sheriff's Office: Dog left in hot car dies, owner arrested

Posted: 3:49 PM, Jun 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-22 16:32:06-04

A dog died after being left in a hot car for hours and its owner has been arrested, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.

Harold Krages, 64 of Fellsmere, faces a charge of animal cruelty.

Krages was at Earl's lounge and told a deputy he left his dog in his car with a partially rolled down window.

The dog was inside the vehicle for more than three-and-a-half hour before it was discovered by bar patrons and taken inside, according to a police report. It died a short time later.

Krages was booked into the Indian River County Jail.

His bond was set at $10,000.