RCMP are warning residents about the dangers of leaving pets and kids in vehicles.
Some people don't realize how quickly a vehicle can heat up, even with the windows rolled down a bit.
"Your vehicle does become like an oven," said RCMP Constable Janice Shoepp. "If it was 25 degrees outside and your vehicle was sitting in the sun, it could easily go up to even as high as 75 degrees Celsius."
Police recommend rolling down the windows a bit and to have a bowl of water easily available for pets. Parents are reminded to bring their children with them.
"If a pet is just in a vehicle and they're fine, there's nothing against the law to do that, the best advice to give is if it's hot outside, don't even bring your pets with you."
Breaking the vehicle's window to rescue the animal or child is not always the right thing to do. If the animal or child is found to not be in distress, it could turn into a charge for breaking the window; instead, police urge concerned people to phone them.

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