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Copper'sMom July 30th, 2006 09:05 PM

Dog Locked in Car in Toronto
How dumb can a person be???:mad: This poor pooch is so very lucky to be alive!


[QUOTE][B]Police officer rescues dog trapped in locked car[/B] News Staff

An investigation has been launched to find the culprit who left a dog locked in a car for several hours in the blistering heat.

A Toronto police officer happened to be walking by the silver Hyundai at College Street and Spadina Avenue on Saturday when he spotted the panting pooch.

"(The windows) were open maybe an eighth of an inch, that was about it," said Const. Richard Killy.

"The inside temperature was stifling, couldn't even breathe inside."

Killy smashed the window and rescued the small black dog.

Toronto is in the midst of heat wave that doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. The 30 C weather feels much hotter with the choking humidex.

A heat alert has been in effect for several days.

Public health officials say the temperature inside a sealed vehicle can climb to 50 C in just a short time during hot and muggy days.

When CTV Toronto measured the temperature inside the Hyundai, the thermometer showed a reading of 55 C after only two hours.

Police haven't yet identified the person who left pet behind because the vehicle is a rental.

Killy is upset people still don't get the message that animals need to stay cool in sweltering heat.

"It's disgusting. (The dogs) can't help where you put them," he said.

The rescued dog, meanwhile, is doing well. He has been turned over to animal services.[/QUOTE]

dtbmnec July 30th, 2006 09:15 PM

Aww the poor pooch....I'm glad he's ok....

Here in Guelph (visiting the 'rents) its supposed to go up to 24 on Tuesday and have a humidex of 34! O.o Crazy!


Prin July 31st, 2006 12:35 AM

I'm glad the cop got the dog out of there. I have reported a few in recent years and never saw a cop show up. :(

Shaykeija July 31st, 2006 01:04 AM

I saw that in the news last night. I think the person who did this should have to sit in the same damn car for 4 hours.:yell:

twodogsandacat July 31st, 2006 06:53 AM

Some people just don't get it do they?

How lucky the police came along and handled it so well.

chico2 July 31st, 2006 07:04 AM

They also reported 2 dogs have died in hot cars so far,in Toronto.
One was said to have spent only 1/2 hour in the car and died,even 5 min is too long,I just do not understand people:frustrated:

mastifflover July 31st, 2006 07:43 AM

People never amaze me how stupid they can be. I have reported and the cops came and broke the window and got the dog out and AC charged the guy. The cop was so mad he told the guy he wanted the name of his vet and was going to check to make sure the dog was taken to the vet if not he would be by his house later that day. This poor black lab left in a black SUV with one window open a crack. I was there for 1/2 hour by the time the cops got there and the owner never showed until the dog had been out of the car for at least 5 minutes. How stupid are these people?

rainbow July 31st, 2006 03:53 PM

[QUOTE]I think the person who did this should have to sit in the same damn car for 4 hours.[/QUOTE]

I agree. :thumbs up

It amazes me of the stupidity of some people. :frustrated: We hear of stories like these every summer. Not only with pets but kids and babies too. :mad:

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