IT'S VERY HOT OUTSIDE! Heat Kills.
We've asked the question before, 'what would you do if you came upon a dog locked in a car, unattended, during the hot summer months?' and one thing was abundantly clear: no one really knew what their rights were when faced with a similar situation. 🌡️🌡️🌡️🌡️🌡️🌡️🌡️
So we went ahead and called the Montreal Police and asked them what we should do:
'Call the police immediately. The police will treat it as an emergency and upon arrival at the scene, we will remove the animal from the car.'
But what if the police can't get there in time? Can we be held liable for damages incurred to the vehicle in the event of a forcible removal of the animal?
'Yes, if the owner of the vehicle chooses to do so, they can press charges.' .
So our advice is to call the police. And if they don't arrive within a few minutes, and you deem it a medical emergency and therefore necessary, break the car window yourself – just be aware that there will likely be consequences. We strongly suggest finding one or more witnesses who would be willing to testify on your behalf in the event that the owner does file charges. .
We also suggest you do the following:
Take down the car’s colour, model, make, and license-plate number.
Have the owner paged in nearby stores, and call local humane authorities.
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