JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - People at a Jonesboro Walmart found it odd that a backpack inside a parked car was wiggling. It turned out that a dog was in the backpack, and that was enough for police to cite two women for animal cruelty.

The Jonesboro Sun reports ( ) that the women were cited Saturday with the misdemeanor offense.

Two witnesses noticed the squirming backpack when they parked next to the women's car. One was able to reach in a partially open window, open the door and free the dog.

When police arrived, they cited 24-year-old Rayonica Thomas and 19-year-old Daisy Fuentes. They are to appear in court on Sept. 14.

Information from: The Jonesboro Sun,