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Police issue warning after dog left in hot car in Whitby

Last Updated Jul 19, 2019 at 11:53 am EST

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With a heat warning in effect and humidex values expected to hit over 40, Durham police are issuing a warning after another dog was left in a hot vehicle

Officers were called to the parking lot of a plaza on Victoria Street East to reports of a dog in distress around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. The high on Wednesday was 28 C.

According to witnesses, the dog had been in the vehicle for about an hour. The windows had been rolled down about three inches.

They were able to open the door without breaking a window. The owner was located a short time later and was tickets for causing an animal to be in distress.

Police are now reminding people to leave their pets at home while running errands.

According to the OSPCA, the internal temperature of a car is around double what it is outside and is extremely dangerous for animals.

The heat warning is expected to last until Sunday when a weak cold front moves through southern Ontario.

On Saturday, a woman was charged after she allegedly left her baby in a vehicle for 45 minutes at the Oshawa Centre parking lot.