Alvaton man cited for Animal Cruelty

An Alvaton man now faces animal cruelty charges, after leaving his dog in a hot car.

Shawn M. Gilbert was cited after leaving his dog "Bandit" in his car for several hours, while he was in the emergency room at Greenview Hospital.

Another patient noticed the dog's condition, and a team of nurses stepped in to help the animal.

Gilbert will appear in court on August 22nd.