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Operation V.A.L.U.E – Vulnerable Animals Left Unattended Everyday

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The Smiths Falls Police Service receives several complaints every year from persons worried about pets left in vehicles especially in the hot weather.

Dogs have a limited ability to sweat; even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39°C and a temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.

The Smiths Falls Police Service has joined with the Ontario SPCA and Operation V.A.L.U.E – Vulnerable Animals Left Unattended Everyday. This is a crime prevention initiative designed to address areas of concern like, animals left unattended in vehicles, abandonment, suitable, appropriate sheltering and safety while travelling with an animal. Operation V.A.L.U.E began in 2012 in the York/GTA area and has since moved towards a provincial initiative.

If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe. Owners who choose to leave pets unattended in vehicles, may face charges under the Ontario SPCA Act or the Criminal Code of Canada.

Will you pledge not to leave your pets in your vehicles this summer?

Please remember No Hot Pets this summer! To take the No Hot Pets pledge and receive your free window decal while supplies last or for more information please visit www.nohotpets.ca

If you witness an animal in a vehicle please call 310-SPCA (7722), 24/7 or 911 if it is an emergency.

Submitted by Cst David Murphy the Community Service Officer of the Smiths Falls Police Service.

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Operation V.A.L.U.E – Vulnerable Animals Left Unattended Everyday

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The Smiths Falls Police Service receives several complaints every year from persons worried about pets left in vehicles especially in the hot weather.

Dogs have a limited ability to sweat; even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39°C and a temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.

The Smiths Falls Police Service has joined with the Ontario SPCA and Operation V.A.L.U.E – Vulnerable Animals Left Unattended Everyday. This is a crime prevention initiative designed to address areas of concern like, animals left unattended in vehicles, abandonment, suitable, appropriate sheltering and safety while travelling with an animal. Operation V.A.L.U.E began in 2012 in the York/GTA area and has since moved towards a provincial initiative.

If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe. Owners who choose to leave pets unattended in vehicles, may face charges under the Ontario SPCA Act or the Criminal Code of Canada.

Will you pledge not to leave your pets in your vehicles this summer?

Please remember No Hot Pets this summer! To take the No Hot Pets pledge and receive your free window decal while supplies last or for more information please visit www.nohotpets.ca

If you witness an animal in a vehicle please call 310-SPCA (7722), 24/7 or 911 if it is an emergency.

Submitted by Cst David Murphy the Community Service Officer of the Smiths Falls Police Service.

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