Police smash window to rescue dog in hot car in Mississauga


Published July 2, 2022 at 12:09 pm

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Peel Regional Police broke the window of a parked car yesterday (July 1) in Mississauga to rescue a dog locked inside.

Police say they received a call shortly before 10:30 a.m. about reports of a dog locked in a vehicle in the area of City Centre Dr. near Duke of York Blvd.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers noted that the dog appeared to be in distress.

Police gained access to the vehicle by breaking a window. The 3-year-old spaniel was removed from the car and placed in an air-conditioned police cruiser.

3-year-old golden, female, spaniel dog.

The dog was given some water and police say she visibly perked up shortly after and did not require further medical attention.

It is not known how long the dog was inside the car.

A woman in her 40s returned to the vehicle and was met by officers conducting a thorough investigation.

It was determined that an educational avenue would be the best course of action.

Cst. Heather Cannon of Peel Police says that there are many factors that are considered when charges are laid or not laid in any investigations.

“We take these types of incidents seriously and municipal animal control continues to be involved,” Cannon said.

Environment Canada reports a high of 29.6 degrees Celsius yesterday (July 1) in Mississauga.

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