By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Aurora police on Monday emphasized that it is much too hot to be leaving dogs locked in cars – and said a dog owner is being held accountable for doing so.

Officers found a female dog locked inside a car while the owners went into the Fox Valley Mall.

Police located the owner, who came back outside.

Just as quickly, the owner was charged with animal cruelty, police said.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff