The Ontario government is strongly urging Ontarians to ensure their pet is not left unattended in a vehicle during the hot summer weather.
Temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly become much hotter than the temperature outside even if the windows are opened slightly.
This can put pets at risk of serious illness and possibly death. If your pet can’t be with you at your destination, leave them at home where they will be safe, cool and comfortable.
If you see an animal in a hot car and are concerned the animal’s life is in immediate danger, dial 911. Members of the public should not attempt to enter a vehicle in these situations.