Don't make hot dogs in your vehicle
Kamloops RCMP are getting several reports daily of dogs being left in vehicles, with Mounties, city bylaws officers and SPCA staff called to attend each of these calls to check on the dogs' health.
Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said it is better to leave Fido at home, rather than take him on that shopping trip during this hot stretch of weather.
"These animals heat up very quickly and the temperatures in closed vehicles can reach 20 to 30 degrees [C] above the ambient air very quickly," Aird said.
In several cases, Aird said, police have come close to breaking windows to rescue a pet in a vehicle.