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Two people from Sudbury, Ont., face animal-cruelty charges related to the death of a dog police say was left in a hot vehicle just north of Toronto.

York Regional Police say someone alerted security and fire crews removed the animal from a vehicle Sunday afternoon at the Vaughan Mills Mall.

The one-year-old Labrador died a short time later.

Matthieu Arbour, 21, and Angele Lazurko, 20, have been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

They were released and are due in a Newmarket, Ont., court July 10.

The temperature was in the 30-degree range on Sunday, with higher humidex values.

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