Signs a dog left in a vehicle is in distress

If you're a dog lover, you know that a dog being neglected or abused is one of the worst things you can see. Being trapped in a hot car, for example, can put a dog's life in danger without the owner even being there. Even if the owner just left for a few minutes, it can be enough to increase a dog's internal temperature dangerously. If the temperature goes up enough, it can even lead to the dog's death. We at Birch Bark Kennels in Vancouver think everyone should know these signs of trouble if you see a dog trapped in a hot car:

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What to do if you see signs of trouble

If you see any of the signs of danger, you should do all you can to help. It's illegal in Vancouver to break a car's window in these cases, and you shouldn't damage someone else’s property in any event. Luckily, there's a lot you can short of that:

If you're a dog owner, it's best to avoid the problem of leaving your dog in a car altogether. We at Birch Bark Kennels offer wonderful dog boarding services to everyone in the Vancouver area. If you’re uncomfortable leaving your dog at home, consider signing up for doggie day care services. Contact us today to find out how we can keep you dog safe and happy while you're out and about.