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Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009County: Denver
Alleged: Quincy Vanderbilt
A 24-year-old man from North Dakota is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he left his dog in the car while his girlfriend auditioned for "American Idol."
Denver Police say Quincy Vanderbilt has been charged with one count of animal cruelty.
According to police, Vanderbilt, who was visiting Denver from North Dakota, left his dog in a car parked near INVESCO Field at Mile High. When he checked on the dog later in the afternoon, it was dead.
The Denver District Attorney's office says Vanderbilt had come to Denver with his girlfriend, who was auditioning for "American Idol."
He is due in court on Aug. 20.
Denver Animal Care and Control wants to remind people that it only takes minutes for a pet left in a hot car to die from heatstroke or suffocation. On a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car can soar to 90 degrees if it's left in the shade and hit 160 degrees if it's parked in the sun.
If you see a pet in trouble, you can call 311 and report it to Animal Care and Control or call your local police department.
- 9 News - July 15, 2009
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