A woman recorded herself confronting a shopper in Kamloops, British Columbia, on August 19, saying she left her dog in a hot car for more than 40 minutes.
Sintich Kat wrote she had noticed a family park their car at Walmart, exiting and leaving the dog inside the vehicle. “I didn’t want to jump to conclusions so i decided to just sit in my car for a few minutes to see how long they took to come out. After 10 minutes i decided to try to call SPCA … no answer … then bylaw … no answer … so called RCMP.”
Kat said that after she got in touch with a locksmith, she and other shoppers broke the dog out of the car. “The dog was so happy. I put him into my vehicle ASAP with air-conditioning on! Waited for the owners to show up. When they opened the back hatch of their vehicle they started loading groceries and didn’t seem to even notice that they were missing the dog!” she said.
Footage uploaded by Sintich Kat to Facebook shows Kat addressing the woman who allegedly left the dog in the car.
“Yes, I am fully aware that the dog was in the vehicle,” the woman says. “We left him in here. He was in here for 40 minutes.”
“That’s really smart,” Kat says sarcastically. “It was longer than 40 minutes. Definitely longer. And how hot is it out?”
“It’s 28 degrees [82.4 F],” the other woman responds. After more back and forth between the two, the alleged dog owner drives off and raises her middle finger.
Storyful has not confirmed Kat’s version of events.
Local news reported the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was notified about the incident. Credit: Sintich Kat via Storyful