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Dog rescued from hot car

With summer and hot weather well on the way, a dog owner in Victoria has learned the expensive way not to leave a dog inside cars.

Police were called to Cook Street and Pandora Avenue in downtown Victoria Wednesday afternoon after someone noticed a dog inside a white sedan, as reported by CTV News.

One of the car's windows was partially opened, but the dog had reportedly been in the car for at least an hour. Temperatures in the city reached 21 C Wednesday and the car had not been parked in the shade.

The car's door was jimmied open and animal control took the small white dog. The owner reportedly arrived just after the door was opened.

The owner was handed a $200 fine for not giving the animal protection from the sun, and another $250 ticket for not leaving water inside the vehicle.

Animal control is also referring the matter to the BC SPCA for a cruelty investigation.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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