RCMP and SPCA investigating the death of a dog in a parking lot in Langford on Monday evening.
Mounties say they were called to the 2700 block of Veteran’s Memorial Drive at 6pm to find a woman trying to resuscitate her dog.
The dog was allegedly left in a car for several hours exposed to the heat.
Investigators say the initial report that the woman was drunk and taken into police custody are false.
“We recognise this is a difficult time for the dog’s owner and certainly empathise with her, we hope this tragedy may be a reminder to other owners the importance of leaving your pets at home when and wherever possible,” says Cst. Matt Baker of the West Shore RCMP in a release.
The woman is co-operating with the ongoing RCMP and BC SCPA investigation.