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Lethbridge Animal Shelter: Don't leave your pets inside hot cars

June 5, 2019

Animal Control Officer, Skylar Plourde, is reminding residents as warmer weather comes on, do not leave your pet in the car.

“Properly caring for and protecting your pets should be a priority for all pet owners," says Plourde.

If police are notified a pet inside a car is in imminent danger, they are permitted to take reasonable steps to ensure or restore the animal’s well-being.

The law does not give bystanders authority to break car windows. Anyone who sees a pet in a vehicle which appears to be in distress is asked to call local authorities.