Now that summer is here, sweltering heat and abundant sunshine will become the norm, but pet owners must remember not to leave their beloved animals locked in a car on those hot summer days, Niagara Advance
A Yorkshire terrier in Niagara Falls was seen locked in an unoccupied car, prompting local merchants and passersby to alert the local Humane Society.
They say that the pooch was in the vehicle with the windows cracked two inches and some water left out for it. But, animal rescue
workers say that even with windows partially opened, cars can heat up quickly, which may result in serious health issues for the pet.
"Whenever a person sees an animal and is concerned, they should call us. If they hadn't called in this situation, we wouldn't have known about it, and it could have been deadly," Kristen Woodfine, assistant manager of the Lincoln County Humane Society, told the news source.
Pet owners are advised to keep their animal's exposure to the heat and sun at a minimum during peak hours of the day. Dogs and cats may suffer from heat stroke, dehydration or worse if they are not monitored carefully during the summer.