Transit Police report arresting two New Yorkers at the Salem commuter-rail parking garage yesterday evening after finding their French bulldog dead of apparent overheating after being left alone in a car for five hours.
Although the air temperature was only 73 or so, Transit Police report:
Studies have shown on an average 75 degree day the temperature inside an enclosed vehicle will raise to 122 degrees in 1 hour.
Nigil the French bulldog was 3 and died in a pool of his own vomit. The two people were taken to Transit Police headquarters in Boston for booking on a charge of animal cruelty.