Dogs in hot cars too frequent, say Brockville police

(Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – City police say cases of pets being left in the sweltering heat inside parked cars and trucks has become “far to frequent this summer” in Brockville.

This, after police had two cases alone on Friday (Aug. 19).

A dog was removed from a vehicle on Blockhouse Island after its owner had taken off on a cruise.

In a second case, three dogs were found in a parked vehicle on King Street West.

The owners – both from Quebec – were fined by city bylaw enforcement officers for inhumane treatment of an animal, Brockville police said.

According to the city bylaw, the fines can range from no less than $25 to a maximum of $2,000.

The animals were held at a shelter until the owners were located or they showed up at the police station.

Brockville police are recommending that if it’s hot out, leave your pet at home.

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