I find it troubling that the SPCA says they have had an increase in responding to hot car complaints.
Especially when I called the hotline in the last week about a dog in full sun with windows open a measly one or two centimetres and was told “it’s not unlawful to leave a dog in a vehicle so we will call the mall and get them to page the owner.”
It was a hot day, with well over 10 minutes since I had noticed the dog. So I waited myself only to get sworn at by the returning driver. I hope the Comox Valley will follow in Nanaimo’s wake and add fines and bylaws to protect animals in the warmer weather.