News

Family pets should not be hot dogs

Pet owners are reminded to be vigilant when it comes to animals in a vehicle.

On Monday a Williams Lake resident saw a very hot boarder collie/pit cross dog panting in the front seat of a car parked outside of a local grocery store.

She waited 10 minutes for the owner to show up.

When the owner and a friend arrived at the car, and the woman challenged them on leaving the dog in the heat, she was brushed off and basically told the dog was just fine and that the owner knew what she was doing.

The resident said the dog owner’s reaction made her blood boil.

She’s not alone.

The Humane Society says pets should not be left in a parked car for a minute, not even with the car running and air conditioner on.

On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels.

For example, when it’s 29 C the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 38 C within 10 minutes.

After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 48 C.

“Pets may suffer irreversible organ damage or die,” the Humane Society warns.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Rohner wins Harper Mountain Oktoberfest Mountain Enduro
 
Human remains in Likely identified
 
Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
Crystal Gala prohibition theme draws 400
 
Richmond Spirit Runners celebrate 17 years
 
Sustainablity group remains positive
South Okanagan sign cull to continue
 
Albas off to Ottawa
 
Victoria legislature dome moving, repair needed

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.