Clover woman charged for leaving dogs in hot car

Police charged a woman with cruelty to animals after she left two dogs in a hot car for more than 1.5 hours. Someone called 911 after watching the dogs sit in the car for a half hour in the parking lot of Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC.

When police got to the hospital Wednesday, they saw two lethargic dogs whining in a Ford Contour with the windows barely cracked, according to the police report. The report says it was 95 degrees, with the car's temperature being much hotter. An officer opened an unlocked door, gave the dogs water, and put them in the back of his air conditioned patrol car.

Fealicie Smith was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, driving under a suspended license, operating a vehicle which is not registered and having an uninsured motor vehicle,

Animal control took the two dogs.