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Police rescue dog, cat from sweltering car in Iowa

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Police say they pried open a car door to rescue a dog and cat left in a sweltering car in West Des Moines as temperatures soared into the 90s.

Witnesses called police after noticing the animals in the car around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Responding officers say the temperature inside the car was 125 degrees.

Police arrested a 49-year-old woman and charged her with two counts of animal neglect.

Police say the woman was soon released from jail after posting bail and still has custody of the animals.

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