CONCORD (CBS SF) — A 55-year-old Concord man has been arrested after two puppies left unattended inside a hot vehicle died, according to police.

Authorities said Clifford Gough was identified as the caretaker of the dogs and arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and animal endangerment.

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On May 17, an officer was flagged down in the 4700 block of Clayton Road around 5 p.m. by citizens who’d found a number of dogs left unattended in a vehicle.

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A total of nine puppies and their mother were in the vehicle, according to police, and the puppies appeared to be in distress.

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Police took the animals to Sage Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, but two of the puppies died. All of the animals were turned over to animal services.