(CHATHAM, ON) – Yesterday morning, Chatham Police were informed that a dog had been left in a car in a parking lot on Keil Drive, in Chatham. Due to the hot and humid temperature, the owner, a 58 year-old man from Chatham, was charged with leaving an animal unattended in a his vehicle when the weather conditions were not suitable.
The offense is contrary to the municipality’s Responsible Animal Ownership by-law 93-2015.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service is reminding everyone that if you see an animal left in a hot car to call the OSPCA at 310-SPCA (7722) or your local police service. Owners found to be in contravention of the by-Law may be charged and issued a $365 fine.