SPCA Animal Protection Officers responded to a complaint in Sydney of a dog left in a hot car.

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On Wednesday, July 22, SPCA Animal Protection Officers responded to a complaint in Sydney of a dog left in a hot car. When they arrived, Cape Breton Regional Police were on scene and had been trying to locate the owner. The temperature inside the vehicle had reached over 40 degrees placing the dog at risk for heatstroke.

The dog was seized from the vehicle by the SPCA and when the owners were eventually located, they received a fine from Police in the amount of $697.50 under the Animal Protection Act.

The SPCA is asking pet owners to please leave their pets at home and not leave them in hot cars.

If you see an animal in distress, please call SPCA at 1-888-703-7722 or your local police

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