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Kamloops locksmith rescues two dogs from hot cars

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August 14, 2020 - 5:09 PM

A Kamloops locksmith put out a call last week asking anyone who sees a dog locked in a hot car to call him, and residents have taken him up on his offer with enthusiasm.

Ray Dhaliwal, owner of Ray's Lock & Key, received several calls this afternoon, Aug. 14, reporting dogs trapped in vehicles in the 25 to 30 Celsius heat. 

"The first one came in for Landsdowne Mall," Dhaliwal said. "It had a little bit of water, windows were down about three inches each."

When the owner returned to her vehicle, she claimed her dog was fine. Dhaliwal didn't have time to argue, however, as he received another report of a dog in a hot vehicle.

"I got a second call up in Aberdeen mall, they had gone in for lunch," he said.

Once he released the dog from the vehicle, he called the number on its tag. The owners returned shortly after and met him in the parking lot. 

"The guy and kids were very apologetic and very thankful that I did it," he said.

Dhaliwal got a third call, but the situation was resolved shortly before he arrived.

Kamloops RCMP were aware he was attending to unlock the vehicles.

"No problems, no damage, dogs were OK once we got them out," Dhaliwal said. "All has turned out well so far."

He hopes that people become aware of not only the danger of leaving a dog in a hot vehicle, but also what to do if they see one in Kamloops. 

"The public is really getting involved and getting engaged with that," he said. "Now they know there's someone willing to do it, they're calling them in. So that's good."

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