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Family Dog Dies In Hot Vehicle

When the owner realized that their dog was not in the house the owner returned to the hot vehicle and located their dog deceased in the back seat.

NORFOLK COUNTY - A Simcoe dog owner was running several errands when they returned home to their residence and forgot about their family pet in their vehicle. 

When the owner realized that their dog was not in the house the owner returned to the vehicle and located their dog deceased in the back seat.
The incident happened on Wednesday around 5:00 p.m., on a day where the temperature is 26 degrees Celsius, the temperature inside a vehicle parked in the shade reaches 32 degrees Celsius. 

Police say if you leave your vehicle in the sun the temperature can reach 71 degrees Celsius, which can have devastating effects on your pet.
Dogs and cats pant to cool themselves, but it is ineffective when they are surrounded by heat.  

On summer days the air and upholstery in your vehicle can heat up to high temperatures that make it impossible for pets to cool themselves.

The OPP is urging all pet owners to leave their animals at home or with a trusted family member or friend so they can stay in a cool comfortable place.
 

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