Q21: There is a dog in a vehicle that appears hot and distressed, what should I do?

It is not advisable to force entry to the vehicle. Your first step should be to call the SSPCA on 03000 999 999 to inform them of the details, namely the condition of the dog, the registration number and the location of the car. They should despatch an inspector to deal with the situation. Depending on their availability it may be that they instruct you to contact Police Scotland by dialling 101 who will be able deal with the matter more quickly.

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