Norfolk County man charged after he left 2 dogs in a hot vehicle in a Foodland parking lot

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(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment want to remind all pet owners to never leave your pet unattended in a hot motor vehicle.

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at approximately 2:59 p.m., police were contacted by concerned members of the public after they observed two (2) dogs inside a motor vehicle for an extended period of time. The vehicle was located in the Food Land parking lot at a Bay Street, Port Rowan, Norfolk County, Ontario address.

Officers attended the area and subsequently located the vehicle and driver.

As a result of the investigation, police charged 66-year-old John MCANSH of Norfolk County, Ontario with leave animal unattended in a motor vehicle, contrary to Norfolk County Care and Control of Animals By-Law 2014-46.

He has subsequently issued a Provincial Offences Notice.

“If you see an animal in a vehicle on a warm or humid day who you believe may be in distress, gather as much information as you can. Obtain the make, model and licence plate of the vehicle, and immediately enter the store and have the owner paged and contact police.” – Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP Detachment.