Keep Pets Safe

With the warmer weather upon us, Lambton OPP is reminding residents to ensure their pets are safe.

Constable Todd Monaghan says there’s no safe way to leave your pet alone in a vehicle.

Monaghan says if a pet is suffering from heat stroke, prompt veterinary attention is crucial. In the meantime, wet the fur with cool water, bring the pet into the shade, and offer drinking water.

Pet owners who leave their animals in a car unattended may face charges under the Ontario SPCA Act or the Criminal Code of Canada.