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Police ticket a second man for leaving dog in hot car

The dog was hot but unharmed
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Halifax Regional Police have fined a second man Friday for leaving a dog in a hot car.

Officers were called to a Halifax parking lot just before 3:30 p.m. after someone noticed the pup alone in a vehicle.

The dog was hot but unharmed.

Police tracked down its owner in a nearby business and handed him a $697.50 ticket under the Animal Protection Act for causing an animal to be in distress.

HRP also ticketed another man after a dog was left in a Dartmouth parking lot late Friday morning. 

The Halifax area is currently under a heat warning, with a forecast high of 30 degrees.

"On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for pets left inside," said HRP in a news release.

"When the temperatures start to climb, we encourage pet owners to not leave their pets unattended in vehicles, even for a few minutes."

Police say if you can't leave your pet at home, consider using a drive-thru or curbside pickup.

"Your pet can sit comfortably with you in your car while you wait for your meal or service," said HRP.

They also recommend making sure you pack plenty of water for your pup and bring along a dish for them to drink from.

If you spot an animal in distress, call police at 902-490-5020 and take directions from the call taker.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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