On the other hand, he didn’t get away without any punishment and had to pay the price for his mistake. To be more precise, the dog owner was fined with having inadequate ventilation in his vehicle. The sum payable was roughly $250, in addition to vet expenses and LCHS charges. There was also the price of replacing his passenger-side window. So, in total, not the cheapest lesson the man had ever paid for, but not bad considering it could have cost his pet its life.
Despite being given plenty of warnings, irresponsible humans are still leaving their pets in vehicles during hot weather. It is a worrying issue that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – or SPCA – is struggling to fight. But it’s not like it’s a new problem, Kevin Strooband, then working as an SPCA inspector, spoke about it to the CTV network’s News Toronto back in July, 2013.