RNC Reminds Public not to Leave Children or Animals in Vehicles #nlwx

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is reminding the public that leaving children or pets in unattended and hot vehicles can be dangerous, even fatal. Since July 1, 2017, the RNC responded to at least 16 calls for service on the Northeast Avalon where dogs had been left unattended in vehicles without proper ventilation. Additionally, patrol officers have been called to at least one case where a child was left unattended in a hot vehicle. While leaving vehicle windows open allows for fresh air to circulate, it may not always be sufficient depending on weather conditions. Children should never be left unattended in a vehicle under any circumstances. Should you observe a child or a pet inside an unattended vehicle without adequate air circulation please call the police.