Kamloops, a dog-heat dog world

Image Credit: SOURCE/BC SPCA

While residents got a sneak preview of summer this week after record breaking temperatures in Kamloops, RCMP were busy worrying about our furry friends.

RCMP responded to several citizen complaints about animals being left in enclosed vehicles sweltering in the heat.

They are reminding the public of potential life-threatening risks to pets left in hot vehicles.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned stressed in a press release that there can also be punishment for those who do not consider the public reminder including a maximum $10,000 fine, up to five years imprisonment or a combination of fine and custodial time not exceeding 18 months.

Those seeking additional information can visit Aberdeen Mall on Saturday, May 11 in conjunction with police week. There will be multiple information booths and displays as well as additional information.

The B.C. SPCA has tips for treating an animal suffering from heatstroke.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 319-7494.

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