(Montreal – June 20th, 2012) As the heatwave continues the SPCA wants remind all Quebecers that leaving a dog or other animal in a car is a bad idea. Temperatures can quickly skyrocket inside a car; even an open window, or shade, is no guarantee that your pet will be ok. “The inside of a parked car can reach 60 degrees (c) within minutes. It would be an agonizing death,” said the SPCA’s Director of Advocacy Alanna Devine.
If you see a dog in a car, it is vital that you get in touch with the SPCA right away. “Citizens who see a dog or other animal in a parked vehicle should call us at 514-735-2711 extension 0,” said Nicholas Gilman, Executive Director of the SPCA. “Quick action is vital.”
The SPCA is advising people not to travel by car with their animal if possible during the heat wave. “You might be tempted to leave the animal in the car for just a moment, and in that moment the animal can succumb to the heat,” explained Alanna Devine.
Enjoy and happy and healthy summer with your pet.
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