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Woman arrested for leaving dog in hot car in Forest Hill

A 45-year-old Harford County woman was arrested Friday inside a department store and charged with animal cruelty for leaving her dog outside in a car for 90 minutes amid blazing temperatures, police said.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the Kohl's on Osborne Parkway in Forest Hill at about 4 p.m. and found an Australian cattle/beagle mix locked in a vehicle. The windows were cracked about 1 inch, and the dog was panting heavily and foaming from the mouth, police said.

Deputies used equipment to open the door and remove the dog, and tried to give it water but the dog was too dehydrated to drink, police said. The dog was transported to Hickory...