Are people that stupid or only uncaring? I don’t understand how anyone could leave a dog in a hot car. This is how dogs die.
I just reported an instance of a dog dying in a hot car outside of Chicago, and another in North Charleston, South Carolina, in which six dogs died, and now this third case in Calgary on July 18, all happening within a month. And I bet there could be more that I haven’t heard about.
Here’s the Calgary story: Jeremy Quaile, 45, was charged under the Animal Protection Act for “causing an animal to be in distress as a result of failure to provide adequate ventilation or protection from injurious heat,” the Calgary Humane Society said in a release.
It’s believed the female Labrador Retriever was left in an enclosed car for an extended period of time during which temperatures outside soared to as high as about 90 degrees.
In the U.S. and Canada, as in most places, it’s a serious crime. But, are judges serious about sentencing? Maybe not enough. Despite all the press and stories like this one, it keeps happening.
How quickly does it get scorching hot inside a car? I find out first-hand by sitting in a hot car myself, and videotaping the experience.