Posted by on May 24, 2017 7:14 am
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(BANT) – A 55-year-old Concord man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say two puppies he left unattended
inside a hot car last week died.

On May 17th, witnesses flagged down an officer along Clayton Road around 5 p.m. and told him they’d found a number of dogs left unattended in a vehicle. A total of nine puppies and their mother were in the vehicle and all the animals appeared to be in distress.

Police took the animals to Sage Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, but two of the puppies died. All of the animals were turned over to animal services.

Clifford Gough, of Concord, was identified as the dogs’ caretaker and arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and animal endangerment.