A Dunwoody woman was charged with cruelty to animals June 16 after Roswell police officers rescued a dog left in her car outside a Home Depot on Holcomb Bridge Road.

Elaine Freeman, 77, said she only went into the store for a minute, according to a story by Kevin Rowson for WXIA.

Roswell Police received a 911 call at around 11 a.m., when temperatures had already reached into the mid-90’s.

Officer Bill Lowe, of Roswell, used his cell phone to take video officer Michael Shrout checking the temperature in the car, which was 150 degrees.

Roswell Police Department Spokeswoman Lisa Holland said officers gave the dog water and that it would be okay. Freeman was cited at the scene and released with her dog, Holland said.

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