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Nurse accused of leaving dog locked in hot car

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BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - A Brooksville nurse is accused of leaving her dog locked in a hot car this afternoon.

Hurline Saint-Fleur, 46, faces an animal cruelty charge. Deputies say someone found the dog locked in a car in the parking lot of the Oak Hill Hospital. The 911 caller told the operator that the dog had been in the car for over an hour and was panting excessively and foaming at the mouth.

Deputies broke the window and got the dog out. They say the temperature inside the car was 120 degrees.

The dog, described as a 35- to 40-pound mixed breed, was so sick it couldn't stand on its own; it was immediately given water to drink and ice was placed on its paws in order to cool it down.

It's recovering now at a vet's office.

Saint-Fleur, meanwhile, was charged with cruelty to animals, a first-degree misdemeanor.  Her bond was set at $1,000.

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