Do Not Leave Pets in Hot Vehicles
June 27, 2020
Global Korean Post
The Ontario government is strongly urging everyone to ensure their pet is not left unattended in a vehicle during the hot summer weather.
Temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly become much hotter than the temperature outside even if the windows are opened slightly. This can put pets at risk of serious illness and possibly death.
If your pet can’t be with you at your destination, leave them at home where they will be safe, cool and comfortable.
Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement a full provincial government-based animal welfare enforcement system.
The Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act came into effect January 1, 2020 and allows police, First Nations constables and provincial animal welfare inspectors to enter motor vehicles to help pets in distress.
The legislation also has the strongest penalties in the country for people who violate animal welfare laws, including causing distress to animals.
If you see an animal in a hot car and are concerned the animal’s life is in immediate danger, dial 911. Members of the public should not attempt to enter a vehicle in these situations.