MANOR, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – An 8-week-old puppy named Annabelle, that was rescued from extreme heat in a locked car two weekends ago, has been adopted.
Earlier Wednesday, Annabelle’s owner gave her up for adoption even after The Manor Municipal Court ruled the puppy should be returned to him last week.
Annabelle’s owner, 20-year-old Chandler Bullen, will still face a charge of cruelty to a non-livestock animal, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
According to police, Bullen had left Annabelle in his car for 30 minutes while he shopped at the Wal-Mart. It was 99 degrees outside with a heat index value of 109 at the time. When they retrieved the puppy, police say they found her infested with fleas and with several lesions.