A Nanaimo RCMP member broke a car window to save a dog on the weekend.
According to Nanaimo RCMP, officers were called Saturday at about 3:30 p.m. for a dog locked in a parked car with no water or air flow.
The German shepherd-cross had been left for at least 30 minutes and was in distress. The officer, failing to find the owner, broke the car window, retrieved the dog and had it checked at a veterinary clinic where it was kept to lower its core temperature.
Had the dog’s body temperature risen another two degrees it could have started to experience organ failure, police said.
The owner was found, told of the situation and the dog was turned over to him while the incident, referred to the SPCA for possible charges, is investigated.