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Summerside woman charged after leaving dogs in hot car

The Summerside police station is located in downtown.
The Summerside police station is located in downtown. - Jason Malloy

A 39-year-old Summerside area woman has been charged under the Animal Welfare Act and issued a ticket for $500 after leaving two dogs in a vehicle Friday afternoon.

Summerside police received the call just before 5:15 p.m. reporting that two dogs had been left in a vehicle in a Granville Street parking lot and the dogs appeared to be in distress.

Police attended and located the owner who was charged.

Temperatures Friday rose into the 30s and police are reminding the public to not leave any animals unattended in vehicles during the warm summer months.

Warm temperatures outside translate into even warmer temperatures inside of a vehicle and animals can become distressed even after very short period of time.

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