Angela Delandra Rogers, 29, whose listed address is 2573 County Road 6639 in Banks, Alabama, was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty after her two-year-old Chihuahua was found in the car inside a nylon bag, deceased.
Officers responded to the north parking area of the Calypso Condominiums at about 12:30 p.m. in reference to an animal left inside an unattended vehicle.
They found the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva not running with its windows cracked about an inch on each side. Inside the car was a nylon bag with no food or water, and the dog. Officers pulled the dog out of the car, but found it was too late and the animal had died.
Temperatures ranged between 85 and 90 degrees for much of Saturday. At that temperature, according to the website K9 Rescue Me, the heat index inside a car can skyrocket to 120 degrees in as little as 30 minutes.
Rogers was not located until several hours after the incident, when she was arrested and transported to Bay County Jail.
Rogers told police when questioned that she left the dog inside the car while she was working cleaning condos.
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday's temperatures reached 90 degrees with a heat index of 100 degrees.
Cpl. Kevin Burns said the temperatures inside the car was estimated at around 115 degrees.
"It was a black car in a black paved parking lot," Burns said.
Full Name: Angela Delandra Rogers
Booking Number: 1608044
Booking on: 7/22/2017
CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - CAUSE CRUEL DEATH PAIN AND SUFFERING
Bond Amount: $7,500.00