Saturday, July 20, 2024

St. Catharines owners continue to leave pets in hot vehicles

First Published:

An Ontario SPCA officer in St. Catharines broke the window of a truck to save a dog that was that was trapped in the heat on Friday. A day later, in the same area, people continue to leave their pets in their cars.

The Lincoln County Humane Society received a call at 1:30 p.m. Friday from a passerby who saw a french bulldog panting in a truck. The vehicle was parked in a parking lot at a power centre on Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines. The windows were open only a few centimeters.

The owner was charged with failing to provide proper ventilation under city bylaw, which is less severe than being charged under the Ontario SPCA act. This is because the dog was only slightly over heated, and was able to recover quickly after being checked out by a vet.

Besides putting the health of his dog at risk it was also a very expensive day for the owner. His bylaw charge was $250, another $150 went to the humane society for their services, the vet bill was $100 and the cost of having to replace his window.

The dog was returned to his owner after a visit to the vet.

Less than 24 hours later in the same parking lot, two dogs were left in a van.

The Humane Society says they do not have the right to withhold a pet from its owner. If the owner complies with what is required for the well being of their animal. In this case the humane society says the owner was very remorseful and they believe he learned his lesson.

More Top News

Evening weather forecast for July 19, 2024

Steve Ruddick shares the forecast for July 19, 2024.

Hamilton police seek man who robbed woman outside of bank

Hamilton police are on the hunt for a man who they say robbed a woman outside of a bank. Police say that at 1:36 on...

Sportsline: Columnist Mike Wilner discusses Toronto Blue Jays’ ownership

VIDEO: So far, the Toronto Blue Jays season has been a big "swing and a miss!" While the fans blame the players, manager and...

LCBO strike to continue until Ontario government signs return-to-work protocol: union

The union representing thousands of striking LCBO workers says a tentative deal is on hold because the Ontario government is refusing to sign a...

Halton Hills’ mayor says managing storm effects ‘a challenge’

After the GTHA was hit with severe weather earlier this week, several regions have experienced extreme flooding, and are working to restore normal operations. Halton...

Brantford artistic swimming star heads to Olympics

After years of training and competing at a myriad of national and international events, all the hard work and dedication has paid off for...