Motorists couldn’t believe their eyes Sunday when they spotted a dog being hauled in a crate on the back of an RV driving through British Columbia during a dangerous heat wave.
Lisa Peters snapped a number of photos of the dog and the moving vehicle
“I am so pissed off right now to witness this is horrible I can’t imagine anyone to do this to their dog in this Heat,” she posted on Facebook. “Please if you see this person on Highway 1 East bound Report him…I did…the dog didn’t look good…“
Lisa Bohn also saw the pooch in a perilous position as the mercury soared under the so-called “heat dome” which is covering western Canada.
“Share the hell out of this,” Bohn posted on Facebook. “I took these pictures. There is a dog in that carrier. This was on Hwy 1 in Hope at 4:30pm Sunday, June 27. They where headed east either to Hwy 3 or 5.”
Temperatures were soaring Sunday well beyond 30C. Heat records were being shattered across the province as Lytton, B.C. even hit a Canadian record 46.6C.
RCMP were called about the disturbing sighting between the lower mainland and the South Okanagan.
Keremeos and Osoyoos RCMP began patrols Sunday evening.
Sgt. Jason Bayda, a spokesman with the Penticton South Okanagan Regional RCMP, said the dog and the RV couldn’t be found Sunday night, but provided an update Monday.
“ I am pleased to tell you, that thank you to the public and media’s attention to this incident, the dog has now been located in Oliver, BC and is doing well,” he said.
The Oliver RCMP are now working with SPCA enforcement officers to determine the most applicable charge or charges.
The dog’s future safety is also being considered, police said.