Cheryl Crompton, a chairwoman at the dog show, echoed that sentiment.
"To have something this tragic happen, it affects everybody," she told Cleveland 19 News. "It's been very solemn all day. I've cried, just at the loss of life."
At the very least, it's a stunning reminder that animals should never be left alone in cars. Even if the windows are rolled down. Even if, as in this case, the air conditioner seems to be running.
We've seen the sad results too often.
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