Mississauga resident charged after leaving dog in hot car: OPP

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A 68-year-old Mississauga resident has been charged after allegedly leaving a dog unattended in a hot vehicle.  

Norfolk County OPP say that on the morning of Thursday, July 2, 2020, police were contacted by a resident who saw a dog in a vehicle with the windows rolled up in the Walmart parking lot at Queensway East in Simcoe.

Police say an officer was able to let the dog out of the vehicle and provide it with water.

Police say the driver of the vehicle was spoken to and charged with leaving an animal unattended in a motor vehicle. The driver was subsequently issued a Provincial Offence Notice.

“The OPP want to stress the importance of leaving your animals at home in comfortable conditions and not in a hot motor vehicle,” said Inspector Joseph Varga, Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP, in a statement. 

“If it’s too hot for you, then it’s too hot for your pet.” 

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