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New Jersey

Puppy 'melted to death' after being locked in boot of car

The puppy was likely trapped in the car for a number of days.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND animal welfare officials in New Jersey are investigating an incident in which a dead Rottweiler puppy was found in the trunk of a car.

A horrible smell was coming from a car and a repair lot and when authorities arrived to investigate they discovered the seven to eight-month-old puppy’s body. reports police say the puppy was likely trapped in the car for three days.

“It was a horrible sight,” Animal Control Officer John DeCando said. “This was not an accident. This was done deliberately. A dog can’t jump into the trunk of a car and close it behind him.”

NBC New York reports authorities said the dog ‘melted from the heat’ in the trunk.

The car was being repaired at the lot and the owner of the company also owned the dog. He had reported it missing three days before it was discovered.

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