Fake Social Media Advice About Dogs Locked in Cars in Hot Weather
The post below, that has been going around Facebook and social media, is “Fake Advice” and was started in the States. As we all care about our furry friends, it is important to know, doing what is suggested in the post, can get you charged and/or put you in harms way. To find out what the protocol is in your local area be sure to call the none emergency police number. Although a Police Officer can lawfully smash a car window, this is not the case for the general public.
In Caledon it is suggested to call the by-law office (905.584.2272 ext. 3462) or the non emergency OPP number (905) 584-2241. It is a good idea to always have these numbers handy and saved in your phone. If the dog/pet is really in danger you may also call 911.
The “Fake Advice” Post Reads:
The Police are now saying if you see a dog locked in a car in hot weather, take a picture of the dog and the car. If someone is with you, get them to bring up the weather for your area on their phone so you can screen shot the temp, then break the car window. This way, you will not be charged with criminal damage and it gives the police photo evidence to take the dog owners to court.
Can everyone please copy and paste this information to prevent this cruel act from happening?
Summer is coming!l
Please don’t just share this post. By copying and pasting all YOUR contacts will see it too. If you share someone’s status only your mutual friends will see it.