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Never leave pets
your vehicle in
The temperature in a parked car, even
in the shade with partly open windows,
can rapidly reach a level high enough
to seriously harm or even kill your pet.
Dogs cool themselves by panting and
by releasing heat through their paws.
The hot air and upholstery in vehicles
prevents dogs from cooling themselves.
In as little as 10 minutes your vehicle
can reach temperatures which can
seriously harm your pet.
Please leave pets at home
If you see a dog in a car on a warm or humid day who you
believe may be in trouble, ask stores to page customers.
If an animal is in distress, call the BC SPCA cruelty hotline at
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on
donations from the public. Find out how your support makes a difference at spca.bc.ca.