Now that we're in a heat wave, the Ontario SPCA is reminding pet owners not to leave their pets unattended in vehicles.
The SPCA says even when parked in the shade with the windows down, the temperatures in those vehicles can reach deadly levels very quickly.
They add that dogs have a limited ability to sweat, so even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening.
"There is never an excuse for leaving your pet unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute while you run into a store." said Connie Mallory, Chief Inspector, Ontario SPCA.
If you see a pet suffering in the heat, call 310-SPCA (7722) or your local police immediately.
Temperatures are rising. If you see an animal in a vehicle unattended, please call your local humane society or your local police. Let's keep our pets safe! pic.twitter.com/JNYWGmQ7os— K-W Humane Society (@kwhumane) June 28, 2018