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Delta Police Break Car Windows To Save Dogs Left In 43°C Temperatures

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Delta Police were forced to break the windows of two separate vehicles over the weekend to save dogs left behind.

According to the police, they received multiple calls between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m on Sunday from pedestrians at the Tsawwassen Mills Mall parking lot.

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When police arrived at the scene, they found two dogs in discomfort.

“It was clear these animals were in distress,” said Public Affairs Coordinator Sharlene Brooks. “it’s possible the dogs could have died had officers not intervened.”

Temperatures were reportedly 24 degrees outside, and 43 degrees inside the vehicles.

Owners of the pets will now face fines under the Corporation of Delta’s Animal Control Regulations.

The police are using the incident to remind residents not to leave pets in vehicles during warm weather. Temperatures within vehicles can climb to levels far higher than outside. In addition, it only takes minute for animals to suffer from distress in the extreme heat.

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