Pet owners take care

With the warm weather here to stay pet owners are being reminded to take care of their animals.

In the summer months SPCA sees an increase in the volume of complaints relating to animals without shade, animals lacking fresh water, and dogs left in hot cars.

Dog owners are being reminded of the introduction of MPI's new Animal Welfare regulations, where they can now be fined 300-dollars for leaving their dog in a hot car.

Animal Welfare Inspector Jason Blair says it should be short trips in the car with pets.

Sam Gardner