The out-of-town woman has a date in Medicine Hat court to explain her actions to a judge.
A woman will have to explain to a judge why she left her dog unattended in a hot car in the city. Medicine Hat Police and bylaw enforcement were called out this morning for a dog in distress in front of a business on Dunmore Rd. Sgt. Paul Taylor says in addition to $250 bylaw fine, the woman was also charged under the Provincial Animal Protection Act. Taylor says, "That's a mandatory court appearance. That way it gives the judge or justice of the peace some options in regards to penalty. My understanding is, they can impose a very significant fine upwards of thousands of dollars." Police are reminding everyone not to leave pets or children unattended in vehicles as the temperature inside could become lethal in a very short time. ~~ Warren Affleck
MHPS Sgt. Paul Taylor