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Halifax police warn against leaving pets in hot cars

Police say even if windows are down, parked vehicles heat up very quickly on warm days much like a furnace, creating potentially fatal conditions for pets
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HALIFAX -  With warm and humid weather expected in Halifax this weekend, police are reminding people to not leave pets unattended in parked vehicles.

Police say even if windows are down, parked vehicles heat up very quickly on warm days much like a furnace, creating potentially fatal conditions for pets.

HRP is offering up some tips to people who don't want to leave their pets at homes:

  • Remember the drive-thru. Your pet can sit comfortably with you in your vehicle while you wait for your meal or service. 
  • Bring a friend. If you know that you have to make stops where pets are not allowed, bring a friend along who can keep your pet company. 
  • Shop pet friendly. More and more stores allow pets inside. If you are unsure about a retailer’s rule on pets, just ask.

Leaving an animal unattended in a motor vehicle in conditions that could cause distress carries with it a fine of $697.50.

Anyone who sees a pet in immediate distress is asked to contact 911.




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