Children & Pets Locked in Vehicles
What do I do if I’m out and I see a child or pet locked in an unattended vehicle?
If the car isn’t yours, try to find the driver straightaway. Go in or call nearby businesses and try to page the owner by the vehicle’s license plate number, make and model.
If you cannot reach the driver, call 911 and ask for police or fire to attend. In these situations, CAA Manitoba is often called in addition to emergency services to help safely unlock a car, rather than smashing a window.
By law, we cannot open a vehicle without the consent of the owner or police.
If the attending emergency responders believe the person or animal in the vehicle is in distress, they may authorize CAA Manitoba to unlock the vehicle.
What should I do if I get locked out and my child or pet is in the car?
If your child and pet’s well-being is not in immediate danger, and you are the owner of the vehicle, call CAA Manitoba at 204-262-6000 – one of our drivers will come unlock your vehicle as soon as possible.