Dogs trapped in cars

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2225
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What advice are you giving to those who see dogs left unattended in hot cars?

Answer

Answer for Dogs trapped in cars

Answer for Dogs trapped in cars

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As the owner of a dog it is always concerning to read of incidents where dogs have unnecessarily suffered from having been left in a car in hot weather. I have not offered advice as Mayor on this issue, as animal welfare does not fall under my remit at City Hall, but the media and animal charities have highlighted the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars, even for just a very short amount of time, and it is advice I hope all owners of dogs take heed of.