Male, 20, and female, 19, charged with animal abuse after a multi-colored pig becomes & # 39; foaming in the mouth & # 39; found in a car where the temperature had reached & # 39; over 100 F and the air conditioning was off & & # 39;
- Mark Gray and Trinity Tavarez-Soto have been arrested and accused of animal abuse after a pig was found in a boiling hot car on Memorial Day
- The pig was rescued by the police from the rear seat of the vehicle and watered
- A witness who filmed the animal and reported the matter to the police said the windows of the car were open and there was no air conditioning in the vehicle
- It has been reported that the temperatures in the area of the mall since 1989 had exceeded 100 F on the hottest Memorial Day
- The pig is under the care of Animal Care and Protective Services
A couple in Florida are confronted with animal abuse after a pig was left in a hot car without air conditioning, food or water outside a mall.
20-year-old Mark Gray and 19-year-old Trinity Tavarez-Soto were arrested Monday afternoon outside Avenues Mall, on Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, where they had shopped.
According to an arrest report, the pig, described as multicolored, was found in the back seat of the car, on the floor.
Photos show the chair as covered with a number of items.
The pig was found in the back seat of the car, on the floor, the chair itself was covered with numerous items
Miranda Lamendola and her colleague had seen the pig and reported the matter to security, as reported by CBS member News 4 Jax.
The security was not allowed to get in the car without permission from the owner, so Lamendola called 911.
& # 39; The pig has no water, has no food, and has been let out & # 39 ;, she told News 4 Jax, and added: & # 39; After 45 minutes of this whole process, I am completely confused & # 39;
A married couple, Mark Gray, 20 and Trinity Tavarez-Soto, 19, both from Jacksonville are all accused of animal abuse
Lamendola said that the air conditioning was not in the car and that the windows were cracked by an inch above.
The gap was so small, she said, that she could not get her arm through the room to help the affected animal.
Lamendola filmed the pig, which is shown to have orange hair and brown markings, when it started to foam in the mouth, quivered and stopped responding.
A photo shows an officer cradling the pig, described as pink skin, orange hair and brown markings, following his rescue
It was reported that the temperatures in the area of the mall exceeded 100 F on the hottest Memorial Day since 1989.
Lamendola told the station that the car had hit 120 F in the shade.
When the police arrived, one of the officers broke a window.
The pig was removed from the vehicle and got water to drink and began to recover.
Miranda Lamendola (photo above) and her employee saw the pig in the parking garage and called the police
A photo shows an officer who cradles the pig after his rescue
It is thought that the pig had been in the hot car for more than an hour.
He was taken by Animal Care and Protective Services.
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