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Reminder and Warning from the Montage Police Department to "NEVER leave your animals locked in your vehicle on a hot day":

    Warm weather is upon us however the Montgue Police Department received three separate calls about 3 different dogs being locked in hot cars on Monday July 20, 2015. The temperature that day according to the News reached 92 degrees. Fortunately for these 3 dogs each of them was able to be removed from the heat before they suffered any significant injury.

It is unacceptable to leave your animal in a locked vehicle on a hot day. As the Chief of Police I want to warn the residents and visitors of our community that I have authorized the officers of the Montague Police Department to use whatever force is necessary to gain entry into a locked vehicle for the sole purpose of saving the life of an animal in distress. The force allowed can include breaking a vehicle window to gain access to your animal. It is prefrred that the officers attempt to unlock your door first to avoid causing any damage to your vehicle however if time does not allow this or the condition or your animal is too severe then expect to come out to a vehicle with a broken window. In addition to the damage, you will also be criminally charged with "Cruelty to Animals". The animal cruelty charge is now a Felony in the State of Mass and carries a state prison sentence of up to 5 years if convicted.

Folks, if you really love your animals please leave them at home where they are safe.

Thank You for your cooperation,
Chief Chip Dodge




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