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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A pet owner has been sentenced to two years in prison after her dog died of a heat stroke in July outside the Wolfchase Galleria.

On July 29, a 3-month-old puppy was found in a hot car in the parking lot of Wolfchase.

Several witnesses pulled the dog from the car and took it to a nearby veterinarian. The dog died on the way there.

Bartlett Animal Services found the dog’s internal body temperature to be 110 degrees, the maximum that can be read on their thermometer.

The outdoor temperature at the time was 99 degrees.

Alexis Cain was arrested on August 9 and later charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

“This is a victory for animal welfare,” said Andrew Jacuzzi, Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County executive director. “We’re proud to see our justice system take animal cruelty seriously. We applaud this decision and hope to see more stiff penalties like it in the future.”

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