Huron Township veterinarian charged in death of dog left in hot car overnight

Posted: 4:40 PM, Oct 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-05 20:40:53Z

The Wayne County Prosecutor's office has charged a Huron Township veterinarian responsible for the death of dog left in a vehicle overnight earlier this year. 

On July 5, 62-year-old Martin McLaughlin allegedly went into his Sibley Road home and left his dog inside his car overnight in "extreme heat."

Officials say the next morning, McLaughlin found the dog lifeless in the vehicle.

The Port Huron Police Department investigated the death and requested a warrant. 

McLaughlin's charges include: abandoning/cruelty to one animal resulting in animal death and cruelty to one animal. 

He is due back in court on Oct. 24.