The Norfolk OPP say their simple message is not going through: leave your pets at home.
From Friday to Monday, officers were called out all over the county responding to multiple calls of dogs left inside a hot vehicle.
On a day where the temperature is 26 degrees Celsius, the temperature inside a vehicle parked in the shade reaches 32 degrees and reaches 71 degrees in the sun.
This past long weekend saw temperatures in the 30’s with high humidex values.
One incident involved a concerned citizen blocking a car from leaving after their left their dog inside the hot vehicle, resulting in a verbal altercation.
Thankfully, none of the dogs were found to be distress, but officers are reminding the public that this extreme heat can have devastating effects on your pet.