Delta Police and Bylaws Rescued Dogs Left in Vehicles

Release Date/Time: July 10, 2017 9:32am
Incident Date/Time: July 09, 2017 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: 5000 blk Canoe Pass
DPD File: 17-14320/14327

On Sunday July 09, 2017 between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m.  Delta Police responded to the Tsawwassen Mills mall parking lot in relation to two separate incidents in which pets were left in vehicles. In both cases the dogs were in distress due to the temperature inside the vehicles. The temperature in the vehicles was approx. 43c., this intense heat compromised the safety and wellbeing of the dogs.

Police along with Delta By-laws responded to the scene. Police broke the window of the vehicles to rescue the dogs. The owners of the pets are facing fines under the Delta Bylaws under the TFN Animal Control Regulations.

With the warm weather this serves as a reminder not to leave pets in vehicles. The temperatures inside the vehicle climb to levels far higher than are outside. Please don’t compromise the health and wellness of your pets. It only takes minutes for them to be in distress in the extreme heat.