ST. CATHARINES, O.N. (WIVB) - A humane society in Ontario is reminding people not to leave pets inside hot vehicles, putting them at risk. Lincoln County Humane Society staff found a dog left in a car Monday at a hospital just after 5 p.m. About an hour later an SPCA inspector arrived and found the dog lying flat in the driver's seat.
The inspector smashed a car window to gain access to the vehicle and take the dog to a veterinarian. The humane society says the vet reports the dog could have been in serious distress or died if he or she was in the car 15 minutes longer.
The humane society says the dogs owner returned to the scene about 15 minutes after the SPCA inspector arrived.
Ontario SPCA Inspector Kevin Strooband said, "If you are going out, leave your dog at home."
The dog was released back to the owners, who were charged with "keeping a dog in a vehicle without proper ventilation."
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