The BC government says it’s exploring harsher penalties for people who leave dogs in hot cars.
The province will talk to the BC SPCA, the BC College of Veterinarians, municipalities and police.
Right now, if you expose your pet to excessive heat, you can face a fine up to $75,000 and two years in prison.
But the government says this is not enough to stop people from doing it.
Any changes will come into effect next spring.
NDP MLA Selina Robinson proposed a private member’s bill earlier this year to allow bylaw officers to break into cars if dogs inside are in distress. The bill failed.
Right now, only SPCA officers are allowed to do so.