Calgary man charged after dog dies in hot vehicle

Jeremy Quaile was charged this week under the Animal Protection Act for "causing an animal to be in distress as a result of failure to provide adequate ventilation or protection from injurious heat."

Female black lab died of hyperthermia and 45-year-old man was charged under Alberta's Animal Protection Act

The remains of a female black lab that the Calgary Humane Society says was 'left in a car for an extended period of time during extremely hot weather.' (Calgary Humane Society)

A Calgary man has been charged after a dog was left in a hot vehicle and died.

Jeremy Quaile, 45, was charged this week under the Animal Protection Act for "causing an animal to be in distress as a result of failure to provide adequate ventilation or protection from injurious heat," the Calgary Humane Society said in a release.

The remains of the female black lab were seized on Wednesday last week after the humane society received a report

"It's believed the dog was left in an enclosed car for an extended period of time during which temperatures outside soared to as high as 31 C," the humane society said in a release.

Hyperthermia was listed as the animal's official cause of death.

Brad Nichols, the humane society's senior manager of cruelty investigations, said the case should serve as a "sobering deterrent" to pet owners.

"Leaving an animal in a hot car, regardless of window position, is incredibly dangerous and can — as with this worst case scenario — result in property damage, charges and death," he said.