Monday, August 3, 2020

Dog owner charged for leaving dog in hot car

A Chatham man has been charged for allegedly leaving his dog in a hot car.

Chatham-Kent Police service officials allege yesterday afternoon, police received information that a dog had been left in a car in a parking lot on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

The vehicle left prior to police arrival, however officers located the registered owner at his residence, police official say.

The 38-year-old Chatham man was issued a $365 ticket for leaving an animal unattended in a motor vehicle when weather conditions not suitable.

“We would like to remind everyone that even though the windows of your vehicle are down slightly, it is still too hot outside to leave your pet unattended while you run errands,” police officials said in a media release.

“Please leave your pets at home where it’s cool and safe.”

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