Dog left in hot car outside of Farmington hotel

A man was arrested after leaving his dog in a car outside of a hotel (WFSB)

A man was arrested after leaving his dog inside a hot car in Farmington.

Police responded to the parking lot of the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday just before 9 p.m. for the report of a dog in a car.

Stewart Galeucia, 62, of Essex, was issued a summons for animal cruelty.

According to police, Galeucia was attending a meeting at the Marriot Hotel and left his dog on a leash inside his car so the dog couldn't run around the car.

A good Samaritan notified a hotel employee about the dog because it was panting heavily and crying.

The dog was left in the car for approximately 90 minutes.

The hotel employee was able to open the hatchback because it was unlocked and let the dog out of the car.

The windows were open about an in and the outside air temperature was approximately 83 degrees at the time of the incident.

Once police arrived, the officer put the dog in a cruiser with air conditioning and gave it water.

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