What To Do If You See A Dog In A Hot Car In Canada (VIDEO)

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Dog Left In Hot Car
Deputy Editor, Social Publishing

Summer has arrived in Canada and according to all the forecasts, it's going to be a hot one. Especially in Ontario.  Sadly, this could mean trouble for dogs and pets left in cars without air conditioning.

In Canada, on a typical summer day, the temperature in a car can rise up to 50°C in a single hour. That's why it's important to know what to do if you see an animal in a hot car.

First, it's important to note that in Canada, it is illegal for a person to break a vehicle window in order to save a pet.

Second, breaking a window can be very dangerous both for the person doing the breaking and for the pet inside the vehicle.

Instead, Canadian police ask people to call 911 or your local SPCA emergency line. This would not only help and protect the animal, but it would also make sure the owner is held accountable.

Jeremy Hazan
Deputy Editor, Social Publishing