Kelowna RCMP found and rescued a new initiate for the RCMP Police Dog Section in a hot car Aug 8.
1/2 @KelownaRCMP wish to remind dog owners that their furry pals would rather stay home than be left in a hot car. Thursday afternoon police located a Pug that had been in distress inside a SUV, while the outside temperatures in #Kelowna were 35°C 🌡 pic.twitter.com/IZ5VOak6Ac— Kelowna RCMP (@KelownaRCMP) August 9, 2019
Unfortunately, the pug who was aptly named McPuggerson by Cst. Robyn Boffy did not pass the tests to become a permanent member of the force.
2/2 The cute pug dubbed #McPuggerson, by RCMP Cst. Boffy, was quickly initiated into the #RCMP Police Dog Section, however he could not jump the fences required. He was medically cleared by a local vet & turned over to @RDCOkanagan animal control. #HotPetsNotCool pic.twitter.com/L0oAMnnJp6— Kelowna RCMP (@KelownaRCMP) August 9, 2019
After being found in distress, the pup was cleared by a local vet and turned over to RDCO Animal Control Services.
The RCMP remind the public that a hot car is no place for a pet, especially with the 35 C temperatures the Okanagan has been seeing this week.