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Geneva man charged after dog dies in hot car

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A pet owner in Geneva is facing charges after investigators say he left his dog in a hot car.

Twenty-nine-year-old Roger Chilson is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

The Humane Society says Chilson left his five-year-old Boxer mix dog named “Shadow” in a vehicle, parked in direct sunlight, for 50 minutes.

It was 80 degrees outside and officials say the temperature inside the vehicle surpassed 110 degrees.

A necropsy found Shadow died of heat exposure.

Chilson was taken to Ontario County Jail ahead of arraignment.

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