For the second time this week, Myrtle Beach police cited a North Carolina man after officers found a small dog left inside a hot vehicle at Broadway at the Beach, according to a police report.
Ives Jenkins, 36, of Lincolnton, N.C., was cited with mistreatment to animals at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 1110 Celebrity Circle after officers were called because a small black and tan Chihuahua was found alone in a locked black Nissan pickup truck, police said.
The truck was parked in the lot near Ripleys Aquarium, according to the report. The windows were open about two inches, but the temperature inside the vehicle was 101 degrees.
The dog was panting heavily and alone in the vehicle for about 45 minutes, according to the arrest report, which did not list any other details. It is unclear if Jenkins was allowed to keep the dog or if police took it.
On Tuesday, police cited Rigoberto Luna Laris, 35, of Charlotte, N.C., after officers were called at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday to 1325 Celebrity Circle because a small tan male Chihuahua, named Pee Wee, had been left in Laris vehicle for more than an hour, according to that arrest report.
The temperature inside Laris vehicle was 107 degrees. Police issued a citation to Laris, he paid a $106 bond and the dog was returned to him, according to the arrest report. Additional details were not listed.