There are a lot of things to take away from the story. The first is that there are people out there who are horrible and will leave their dogs to die of heat exhaustion as they shop for low-price goods at unbelievable discounts. The second is that there are people who will spend 13 hours in a Walmart. What is the world coming to?
Cassaundra Rasmussen was arrested after leaving her dog in the car last thursday while she browsed the deals at Wallyworld. Thirteen hours later, she had not returned and her dog had died, passing away from heat exhaustion. Rasmussen must have known how hot it gets in Florida during the summer, so why the hell did she leave her dog? And what the fuck was so important inside the Walmart (THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE A FABRIC SECTION ANYMORE) that she couldn't tear herself away to check on her companion animal?
Police say that another shopper reported Rasmussen after she noticed that the dog had died. Authorities say that the dog had no food or water and that the window was cracked, but that the air coming in couldn't compete with the heat of the car.
When Rasmussen was asked by police why she'd left the dog for 13 hours, she said that she'd forgotten the dog was there. Because deals, probably. This is just awful all around.