(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment want to remind all pet owners to never leave your pet unattended in a hot motor vehicle.
On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at approximately 3:31 p.m., police were contacted by concerned members of the public after they observed a dog inside a motor vehicle for an extended period of time. The vehicle was located in the Walmart parking lot at Queensway East in Simcoe, Ontario.
Police attended the address and located the vehicle and concerned residents. The officer was able to unlock the door to allow air flow and to check on the wellbeing of the animal who initially appeared to be in distress.
The owner of the vehicle was subsequently paged inside the store and returned to their vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, police charged 61-year-old Gloria BOLDUC of Straffordville, Ontario with leave animal unattended in a motor vehicle, contrary to Norfolk County Care and Control of Animals By-Law 2014-46.
She was subsequently issued a Provincial Offences Notice.
“If you see an animal in a vehicle on a warm or humid day who you believe may be in distress, gather as much information as you can. Obtain the make, model and licence plate of the vehicle, and immediately enter the store and have the owner paged and contact police.” – Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP Detachment.
Source: OPP Media Release