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Charges laid after puppy found locked in trunk of vehicle in Kingston, Ont.

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One person has been arrested and charged with willfully causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, after a puppy was discovered locked in the trunk of a car in a Kingston, Ont., parking lot Wednesday evening.

According to Kingston police officers responded to a call at about 6 p.m. about a dog locked in the trunk of a vehicle that was parked outside of a local business. Upon arrival, an officer could hear whimpering coming from inside the vehicle’s trunk.

Police say the temperature outside was approximately 25 C at the time and the officer was forced to break the front driver’s side window of the vehicle in order to access the trunk latch.

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Upon opening the trunk, police discovered a 10-week-old puppy inside. The puppy was weak, lethargic and exhibiting signs of being in distress.

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An individual who was identified as being in care of the puppy returned to the vehicle and told police they were in the process of transporting the puppy to a new owner outside of Kingston.

Police arrested an unidentified 23-year-old local individual and transported them to police headquarters where they were later released on conditions with a future court date.

The puppy was cared for and delivered to the new owner by police to receive further care.

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