After two calls about distressed pets left in cars and with temperatures rising, Victoria police are warning that our four-legged friends start feeling the heat much sooner than we do.
VicPD responded to two distressed dogs in a vehicle that had its window cracked open on Friday. While the outside temperature was only about 16 C at the time, it was 47 C for the dogs inside the vehicle.
Police received another call about a poodle who was found yelping and panting in a vehicle. The dog, “desperate for shade,” was hiding under the steering column.
Animal control was needed in both cases and one dog was seized.
“A dog’s temperature rises more quickly than a human’s and a hot car puts their life in jeopardy,” a VicPD tweet said. “As #yyj weather warms please take care not to leave your pets in a parked vehicle. They deserve better.”
Temperatures in most of Vancouver Island’s main population centres are expected to be in the low 20s this weekend.
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