Elmira Heights Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 News) – Elmira City Animal Control officers have charged an Elmira Heights man with one count of Animal Cruelty for leaving his dog in a hot car.

Officers say 19 year old Jesse Hetrick of Elmira Heights left his dog in his car while he was at Langdon Plaza in the City of Elmira on Friday. Officers say the inside temperature of the car when they arrived was over 130 degrees.

Hetrick is expected to be in Elmira City Court on August 15th on the charge.

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