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Dog's death prompts Burlington protest

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The death of a dog inside a hot car sparked a protest Wednesday in Burlington.

The animal advocacy group called Save the Greyhounds gathered outside the Superior Court for the case of a Colchester teacher charged with animal cruelty. Police say she forgot her two dogs in a parked car and one of the dogs, a greyhound, died from heat stroke.

The protesters say they want to use the case to draw attention to the danger of leaving dogs in cars, especially greyhounds which are vulnerable to changes in temperatures because of their low body fat and short hair.

"So, we're here to cover for them, speak for them, educate people about what happened and so it doesn't happen again to any dog, not just greyhounds, to any animal," said Scotti Devens of Save the Greyhounds.

Rebecca Moseley, 41, is charged with animal cruelty in the case. Police say Moseley left her two dogs in her car parked outside Colchester Middle School for about 6 hours on May 22. The greyhound named Ace died. The other dog, a yellow lab, survived.

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