Since summer is approaching it’s important to re-iterate:
“DON’T BE A JERK AND LEAVE YOUR PET IN A HOT CAR!“
I’ve been seeing more and more posts on Facebook about how to handle this situation and (big surprise) there’s a lot of false information being shared on Facebook, so I thought I’d set the record straight, with the big message from police being, “don’t break the window.”
This comes from the Regina Police Service, as they’re expecting high temperatures as early as next week: “In the past few days, we’ve gotten messages from members of the public asking if there’s any validity to a Facebook post (unknown source, unknown location) giving people advice/permission to break a car window if they see a dog locked in a parked car. Please DON’T take legal advice from Facebook. We would never condone your breaking someone else’s window when there are so many other steps you can take. If you see a dog in a car on a hot day and you are concerned, call police. Our call takers will get some information from you and dispatch a car. They’ll also alert Animal Protection and it would be a high-priority call for them. Breaking someone’s window without taking other, more reasonable, steps first will probably result in unwanted consequences for you.”
The Ontario SPCA hosts a website – NoHotPets.ca – offering the same advice, as well as promoting the campaign against leaving pets in cars in hot cars in the first place. The SPCA says it receives hundreds of reports of pets left in cars every year, which is so sad.
— BONE (@Dogs_R_Out) April 12, 2017