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New Glasgow man fined for leaving dog in hot car

By Joe Thomson Jul 19, 2023 | 10:03 AM

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A New Glasgow man was fined yesterday for leaving his dog in a hot car yesterday.

Police were notified that an animal was in distress in a parking lot on Westville Road at around 11:45 a.m. They managed to get into the car just as the owner returned. He was issued a summary offence ticket for causing an animal distress and was fined $697.50.

The average temperature in New Glasgow yesterday was 25˚C with a high of 31˚C. In heat like that it only takes about an hour for the temperature inside of a parked car to reach 46˚C, even with the windows cracked, which can be fatal for animals.

If you see an animal or child left alone in a car on hot day and you think they might be in distress, the first thing to do is to try and find the owner. If you’re not able to do that, call your local police and stay at the vehicle until they arrive.

According to PETA, 60 animals have died this year alone from being left in hot cars.


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