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Dog owner fined for leaving Corgi inside car on a hot day: N.S. RCMP

Corgi poses for a photo. Nova Scotia RCMP

RCMP in Nova Scotia were called to the scene of a corgi who was left inside a car on a hot day on July 27.

Officers with the RCMP’s detachment in Cheticamp, N.S., said the dog was showing signs of distress.

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“The responding police officers were able to get the dog out of the car via the windows that were left open a few inches,” the RCMP said in a statement.

Police said they left a note on the owner’s car, saying they could come pick the dog up at the detachment.

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When the dog’s owner arrived to pick the dog up, they were served a $410 ticket under the Animal Protection Act.

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RCMP is advising pet owners to never leave their pets unattended in a vehicle on a hot day.

“Even though it may not seem too hot outside, the inside of a vehicle can become dangerously hot in a very short time.”