Dogs locked in car during Meadowbrook concert freed by police; owner charged

GILFORD — A Florida man has been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals for allegedly leaving his two dogs locked in a car while he was at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday night.

Police said Joshua P. Leluex, 24, of 4716 Northwest 28th St. in Gainsville, Florida had left his dogs in the back seat with the windows barely open. The dogs were secured to arm rests and had little room to move.

Police said they were call to the parking lot at 8:11 p.m. by someone who saw the dogs panting, was concerned, and the outside temperature was 91 degrees.

Gilford Police used a car unlocking device to get into the car and give the two dogs some water. The dogs were taken to the N.H. Humane Society shelter in Laconia. Leleux is free on personal recognizance bail.