The Provincial Government and the SPCA joined to delivered a firm message to pet owners today on Animal Protection Day at the BC Legislature.
Leaving pets in hot cars is not cool.
Two and fourlegged friends gathered today to launch a joint public awareness campaign and to remind people who leave pets in distress in their vehicles that they could face serious consequences.
Owners who expose pets to excessive heat could face maximum penalties of $75,000 fines and two-year imprisonment.
Legislation is currently being considered that would give municipal by-law officers to remove suffering dogs from vehicles.
Currently only specific SPCA constables and police are legally allowed to remove dogs in distress from hot vehicles.