Kelowna Mounties dealt with a grim case of alleged negligence just after noon today.
Two women, ages 29 and 30, were allegedly shoplifting from the Real Canadian Superstore, while their small dog was left behind in their vehicle.
With heats rising throughout the morning, however, it turned out to be a fatal decision.
“All of the windows on the vehicle were up and the water supply inside had been exhausted,” said Const. Kris Clark. “The dog unfortunately succumbed to the heat and was found deceased upon arrival.”
It’s unclear who will continue the investigation into animal negligence, although the police will be looking in to the shoplifting complaint made by the store.
“Leaving your dog or child in the car, even for a ‘minute’ to run in to get something, can have devastating consequences,” said Clark. “The Kelowna RCMP has seen an increase in calls for service regarding dogs in cars over the last little while, and often deal with multiple incidents in the same parking lot.”