Another day, another case of dogs left in a hot vehicle.
Victoria Police tweeted on Thursday, July 5th, imploring pet owners to not leave their dogs in the car when it is hot out, after they responded to a call about two dogs in distress in a vehicle.
Officers were able to rescue the animals after determining that they had been left in the vehicle by themselves when “the temperature was approximately 38 °celsius on the seat and 32 °celsius in the dogs’ snout”, according to the tweet.
Animal Control now has the pets.
Our officers were on scene with 2 dogs in distress in a vehicle. The vehicle was 38 degrees on the seat & 32 degrees in the dogs snout. We were able to get the dogs out and Animal Control has them now. PLEASE #yyj don't leave your dogs in your car….. even for a "few minutes" pic.twitter.com/jRC3widpzN
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) July 5, 2018
If you see a dog in a hot car….
Remember that it is illegal for the public to break a vehicle window to help an overheated animal.
If a window has been cracked open, the BC SPCA recommends trying to give water to the pet, or use a “battery-powered fan from a dollar store” to circulate air.
The BC SPCA Provincial Call Centre is open seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM.