A Florida man has been arrested for killing his daughter’s three dogs by locking them inside a hot car for three days without food or water.

Felton Henderson was reportedly handed the responsibility of taking care of his daughter's three dogs while she was out of town for a couple of days. Before leaving, Henderson's daughter provided food, water, and all other items necessary for the dogs. However, after she left, Henderson locked the dogs inside his blue Toyota Camry car for three days without food and water, resulting in their death, New York Post reported.

When Henderson's daughter returned back home and asked him where her dogs were, he led her to his blue Toyota Camry, opened the door of the car, and pulled out the bodies of the three dead dogs.

“It is apparent that all he did was put these dogs — lock these dogs — in today’s heat, yesterday’s heat, the day before yesterday’s heat, he put these dogs in his blue Toyota Camry knowing full well that they would not survive,” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said.

The temperatures approached 90 degrees for each of the three days the animals were locked inside the vehicle.

“You can imagine the suffering they probably went through,” Simmons said.

Following the incident, Henderson was taken into custody and is facing animal cruelty charges.

“This is no way to treat an animal,” Simmons said. “They rely on you to give them the care and the concern and you did none of that. So you will go to jail.”

In a similar but unrelated incident, two men reportedly stole a dog and then beheaded it to get even with another customer in Astley Village, near Chorley on May 19, 2018, Latin Times reported.

The suspects, identified as Ashley Grundy and Steven Robinson, allegedly threatened a fellow customer over at the Baron’s Rest pub in 2018. To get even with the customer, the next morning, the two suspects allegedly targeted the victim’s mother’s house, stole their Yorkshire Terrier dog Bailey and then drove back to the boozer, and chopped the dog’s head off before eventually dumping the canine’s body.

When officers checked the CCTV footage, investigators saw Robinson discarding a wrapped item into a bush. The wrapped item turned out to be a decapitated body of Bailey. The officers also obtained a match when they compared the DNA obtained from Bailey's head and carcass to the DNA of the blood found in and on the vehicle that Grundy and Robinson were using.

Grundy and Robinson were arrested and jailed for 19 months at Preston Crown Court for criminal damage and outraging public decency.

A Florida man has been arrested for killing his daughter’s three dogs by locking them inside a hot car for three days without food or water. This is a representational image. Pixabay/ MarPockStudios

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