A New Jersey man is facing animal cruelty charges after investigators say two puppies he left in a car while he went to work died.
The Sicklerville man is facing charges of leaving a living creature unattended in a vehicle under inhumane conditions; failure to provide a living creature with necessary care and causing the death of a living creature.
Authorities say that the two dogs -- a 4-month-old husky named Zero and a 4-month-old golden retriever named Simba -- perished after spending about 4 hours in a hot car on July 4.
The man found the dead dogs after returning to the vehicle after he finished his shift. He was arrested after police came to the scene.
High temperatures hit the mid-80s in Sicklerville on July 4.