No Hot Pets: Animals in Cars

July 3, 2018

The Town of Fort Erie would like to endorse the Ontario SPCA initiative “2018 No Hot Pets” campaign. The goal of this initiative is to educate the public on the dangers of leaving pets unattended in vehicles during the summer months.

“I left the window down for him” “I wasn’t going to gone long.” We’ve heard it all! The issue of owners leaving their pets in their vehicles during the hot summer months, putting animals’ safety at risk and even causing death, is a serious problem across Ontario. There is NO excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle.

The Town of Fort Erie has a By-law No. 74-2018, this By-law has been amended over the years to include dogs running at large and in May 2018 was amended, with respect to animals being kept in confined spaces including Animals in Vehicles. An Officer may use any reasonable means as are necessary to remove an animal in need of assistance from a vehicle or any enclosed space.

Please do not leave your pets in a hot car!

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