The Campbellton RCMP responded to three complaints over a 3-day period of people leaving pets unattended in their vehicles during hot weather.
July 20, 2018 and July 23, 2018, police responded to three calls to different parking lots in the Campbellton area to rescue dogs left unattended in overheated vehicles. The animals were in visible distress requiring the officers to have to gain access to the vehicles to rescue the dogs from the heat.
Pet owners are reminded not to leave their pets in a vehicle during hot weather. The temperature rises dramatically inside a vehicle when no air is circulating and can seriously injure or kill the animal.
The Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act allows an animal protection officer or a person authorized by the animal protection officer to enter a motor vehicle, using the force necessary, for the
purpose of attending to the needs of the animal. If you see an animal in a vehicle that appears to be in distress, call the local authorities immediately.