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Woman faces felony after dog dies in hot car at Lambeau Field

A woman whose dog died in a hot car at Lambeau Field is facing a felony charge.

Debbie Rohloff, 55, of De Pere, made an initial appearance in Brown County Circuit Court Tuesday and was released on a signature bond.

Rohloff was charged with a felony count of mistreating an animal resulting in death and a misdemeanor charge.

Police were called to Lambeau Field July 12 where the 5-year-old golden retriever, Kaylee, was found unresponsive in the car.

She was taken to an animal hospital and pronounced dead.

A veterinary determined she died from heat stroke.

According to a criminal complaint, Rohloff told police she took her dog with her to a meeting at the Green Bay Packers Pro Shop.

Investigators said Rohloff admitted to leaving Kaylee in the car for about three hours.

A veterinarian said her temperature was too high to determine after her death.

Police said the temperature at the time was about 77 degrees.

Officers said all four windows were up in the car and Kaylee did not have food or water.

The car was parked in direct sunlight on black top, investigators said.

Police said there was evidence of shredded leather material in the car which could indicate Kaylee was trying to escape the heat.

If convicted, Rohloff faces at least 3 years in prison.

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