As the weather continues to warm up heading into spring and summer, Victoria Police are reminding people not to leave dogs in warm vehicles.
Victoria Police said on social media that they responded to two calls yesterday about distressed dogs in vehicles. They said one of them had two dogs in it with cracked windows, but the vehicle had an interior temperature of 47 C.
The other incident involved a poodle in a vehicle looking for shade, hiding under the steering column, panting and yelping.
Police say both calls required animal control, and one of the dogs was seized.
“A dog’s temperature rises more quickly than humans,” said the tweet Saturday. “And a hot car puts their life in jeopardy. As #yyj weather warms please take care not to leave your pets in a parked vehicle. They deserve better.”
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) May 15, 2021