Seventy-nine-year-old David Beveridge told police in Middletown that he meant to take the Labradoodle named Jennie to a pet care center around noon Tuesday before going to work. He said he did not remember until around 2:30 p.m. that the dog was still in the car. Temperatures that day were in the 90s.
Police say records at a veterinary hospital show a poodle mix named Charlie died in May 2014 after Beveridge left it in a car.
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Beveridge has been arrested on animal cruelty charges.
A phone message left for him was not immediately returned.