They face civil and criminal charges. If convicted on all counts, they could each face up to a year in prison.
A spokesman for the New Jersey Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals said the officer told investigators she left the K-9 dog Patton in her personal car with the air conditioning running with the intention that her husband would pick up the car and the dog.
Kara McIntosh declined to comment on Friday. Her lawyer, Mario D'Alfonso, did not immediately return a call.