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So, the warnings come out every year and every year it never fails – someone is caught leaving their pet in their vehicle on a ridiculously hot day.
Halifax has been under a heat warning for the last few days, and cracking windows on a vehicle is not enough to keep your vehicle cool.
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It says Erin Rowe was visiting her sister at her job at a pet food store in Bayers Lake when a woman came in and reported a distressed dog trapped in a parked SUV outside the store.
The small dog was panting and barking in a plastic travel crate in the back seat.
The article says the windows of the car, which was parked in direct sunlight, were rolled down a few inches – but not nearly enough to provide ventilation to cool down the vehicle.
Thankfully, a man helped them unlock the car through a slightly open window.
During the rescue, police were called and arrived as the dog was being comforted in the pet food store.
The dog’s owner returned to the car after about a half-hour.
One of the rescuers told TheStar.com the woman got her dog back after police spoke with her.
A Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman confirmed the owner was given a summary offence ticket of nearly $700.
Is this enough?
– Scotty Mars & Ferne