If you saw a dog trapped in a car on a hot summer day what would you do?
A dog spent over an hour panting in a scorching hot car on Stoney Creek Mountain in Hamilton on Sunday evening, a woman says, but she couldn’t get police to come help despite repeated efforts.
Hamilton police say a high volume of higher-priority calls kept officers from the scene, but Stephanie Baran says that’s just not good enough during a heat warning.
Without police there, city animal control says its hands were tied, too. So in the meantime, all Baran could do was sit there, watch and debate: Does she wait for police, or bust out a car window to save the dog, risking a mischief charge?
What would you do?