Man Charged After Leaving Dog in Hot Car
RCMP in St. Anthony have charged a man for leaving a dog in a hot car.
On Wednesday around 6:30 p.m., police responded to a complaint of a dog that was left unattended in a parked vehicle without proper ventilation.
The temperature, at the time, was 25 degrees Celsius, the vehicle was turned off and the windows were not rolled down. The dog was reported to be in the vehicle for more than a half hour when reported to police.
Police attended and observed the small dog inside the vehicle. The dog owner presented himself and was charged under the Animal Health and Protection Act for confining an animal in an enclosed space without adequate ventilation.
RCMP remind the public of the dangers of enclosing animals in vehicles and other areas without adequate ventilation. Considerations to avoid this include leaving a pet at home, rolling down windows adequately or locking the doors with the air conditioning activated.