A reminder as temperatures rise this week in Vancouver, do not leave your animals (or little humans) in the car. The BC SPCA says, “The temperature in a parked car, even in the shade with the windows partly open, can rapidly reach a level that will seriously harm or even kill your pet. Leaving you pet in a car with the air conditioning on is also taking a risk as many pets have died as the result of a faulty air-conditioning system.”
If you do see an animal who may need assistance, first ask nearby stores to page the owner. If you see that the animal is in distress, call your local municipal animal control, the local police, or RCMP.
Vancouver Animal Shelter – 604-873-7000
BC SPCA – 604-879-7721
Vancouver Police Department – 604-717-3321
RCMP – 604-985-0935