The West Vancouver Police have already began receiving calls from concerned citizens who are reporting dogs left behind in parked vehicles on sunny days.
WVPD is reminding dog owners about safe practice when it comes to leaving their furry friends in locked vehicles.
“It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are rising, and so is the risk of dog’s overheating if not properly cared for,” WVPD said.
“We see it every year,” says Cst Kevin Goodmurphy. “Owners who think it’s ok to leave their dog in the car for a quick trip into the bank.”
“The reality, is that even a few minutes left alone in a hot car could cause the animal to go into distress.”
“The best way to keep your pet safe in this situation? Leave them at home, where air conditioning, fans and shade can offer them a retreat from the heat.”
If anyone witnesses an animal inside a parked vehicle who they think may be in distress, consider contacting West Vancouver By Laws, West Vancouver Police, or the BC SPCA Call Centre at 1-855-622-7722 as soon as possible.