A Fall River, Mass.-woman was cited for leaving a dog in her car outside a medical building on South County Trail in East Greenwich on June 30.
Police said Kerri L. Sousa, 44, left a small tan and black dog sitting in her 2014 Mercedes at around 1:50 p.m. when the outside temperature was about 87 degrees.
An animal control officer reported that a good Samaritan called police to report a dog left in a white Mercedes with Massachusetts plates. The officer responded and found the vehicle parked in an upper lot.
The windows of the vehicle were left open about three inches, according to a police report, and the god was sitting on the seat "panting heavily."
Police issued a citation, which comes with a fine of $50.