A family pet was left in a hot vehicle over the weekend in Simcoe, and when the dog's owner returned, it had died in the back seat.
Norfolk County OPP say the owner was running several errands on Wednesday, July 8 and after returning home, had forgotten the dog in the vehicle.
By the time they remembered the pet was in the vehicle, it was already too late.
OPP say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
"On a day where the temperature is 26 degrees Celsius, the temperature inside a vehicle parked in the shade reaches 32 degrees Celsius," Norfolk County OPP said in a release. "If you leave your motor vehicle in the sun the temperature can reach 71 degrees Celsius. This is extremely hot and can have devastating effects on your pet."
The police service is urging the public to leave their pets at home if they're running errands, or with trusted family member or friend.