A 29 year old Geneva man has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to an animal after his 5 year old Boxer mix dog was found dead in his car Wednesday.
Geneva Police and the Ontario County Humane Society say they responded to 19 North Street and found Roger Chilson’s vehicle parked in direct sunlight and not running, with little ventilation, or for a way for the dog to exit. The dog, Shadow, had been left in the car for about 50 minutes in 80 degree weather. The temperature found inside the car was found to be over 110 degrees. A necropsy showed Shadow died from heat exposure.
Chilson, who had custody of Shadow, was taken to Ontario County Jail for pre-arraignment.