Don Cherry has an important message to share: No. Hot. Pets.

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Hockey Night In Canada’s Don Cherry wants you to know there’s never an excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle. If you find a pet unattended in a hot vehicle, call 310-SPCA (7722) in Ontario or your local police department.

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No Hot Pets

Dogs have a limited ability to sweat; even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39°C. A temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.

SPCAs across Canada receive hundreds of reports of pets being left in cars every year.

If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe. Owners who choose to leave pets unattended in vehicles, may face charges under the Ontario SPCA Act or the Criminal Code of Canada.

If you see an animal in distress, call 310-SPCA (7722) or your local police service. Learn more: