A North Carolina man was cited Sunday for allegedly leaving a small dog locked inside a hot car while at Myrtle Beach restaurant, according to an incident report.
Eric Maurice Vallery, 31, of Winston Salem, N.C., was charged with abandoning or mistreating an animal.
Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department arrived at Mammy’s Kitchen, located at 1010 N. Kings Hwy., after reports came in of a small dog locked inside a car.
The white Bischon Frise was reportedly locked inside a Nissan with the rear windows slightly cracked, the report stated. The temperature inside the car was 99 degrees, and the animal had been inside for 45 minutes.
Contact BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301.