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Pets left in parked vehicles

Especially with the forecasted temperatures and humidity, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave pets unattended in parked vehicles.

On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for pets left inside. With warm temperatures expected this weekend and the many activities underway to celebrate Canada Day, we encourage pet owners to not leave their pets unattended in vehicles, even for a few minutes.

If you can’t bear to leave your pet at home, consider some alternatives to leaving him/her in the vehicle:

  • Remember the drive-thru. Your pet can sit comfortably with you in your vehicle while you wait for your meal or service. Many businesses have a drive-thru window; they are not just for fast food.
  • Bring a friend. If you know that you have to make stops where pets are not allowed, bring a friend along who can keep your pet company. Have your friend walk your dog, give him/her water or stay in the shade until you return.
  • Shop pet friendly. More and more stores allow pets inside. If you are unsure about a retailer’s rule on pets, just ask. Most pet stores allow you to bring your pooch with you, as do many other types of businesses. Make sure your dog is on a leash and well-behaved before you take him/her along with you.

Also, as a reminder, a summary offence ticket for leaving an animal unattended in a motor vehicle in conditions that could cause distress carries a fine of $697.50.

If you see a pet in immediate distress, call 911 and take directions from the call taker.

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Source: Media Release

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