Just past the halfway mark of June, Guelph Police say they’ve received 10 calls about dogs being left in parked vehicles in the city.

That includes three calls on Monday alone.

When temperatures reach 25 C outside, police say, the inside of a car can become as hot as 38 to 50 C within minutes.

On a 32 C day, the interior of a car can see heat levels of 71 C in less than 10 minutes – hot enough, police say, to cause brain damage or fatal heatstroke.

Criminal charges are possible in an instance where a dog is injured or killed while waiting in a hot vehicle.