After one recent incident, a dog owner in Grand Bend, Ontario, is sure to think twice before ever again leaving his pooch in a car.
We're not quite into the official "dog days" of summer, but it's still plenty muggy in many parts of Canada. Yet despite warnings every year to avoid leaving pets in cars on hot summer days, some owners refuse to heed that advice. After one recent incident, a dog owner in Grand Bend, Ontario, is sure to think twice before leaving his pooch in his BMW again.
A video posted on June 11 that's gone viral on Facebook shows a man smash the window of a BMW sedan after discovering a small dog sweltering inside.
Bystander Will Costa took the video, and in an interview with CTV News, he said announcers at a local concert in Grand Bend, located about an hour northwest of London, alerted attendants to a dog locked in a vehicle. When no one arrived to let the dog out, an unnamed man took matters into his own hands and used a rock to break one of the BMW's windows.
In the video, the dog appeared to be in good health after being removed from the car. According to CTV News, law enforcement arrived approximately 50 minutes after the dog was rescued, and the owners of the car arrived shortly after that. Police declined to say if charges were laid.
According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the interior of a car parked in 26 Celsius weather can reach 37 degrees C in 10 minutes, and 43 degrees C in 20 minutes!
Remember that even if you're parked in shade, or a window is cracked open slightly, cars can quickly become dangerously hot for animals. If you're not aware of the risks hot cars pose to your pets, you could end up needing to replace a window.
Note: some NSFW language in the video.
Source: CTV News