Windsor police now have a new tool.

Ground Effects and Second Chance Animal Rescue are donating infrared thermometers to the police force to help animals in hot cars.

Constable Andrew Drouillard accepted 10 brand new infrared thermometers on Thursday that detect the internal temperature of a vehicle.

Drouillard says the timing of the donation serves as a reminder that animal safety should not be overlooked as the summer season approaches.

“Just over the last two weeks even, we've received several calls of animals and pets that were left in vehicles we had to respond to,” says Drouilliard. “Again, summer is almost here, we don't want to be receiving all these calls.

“We donated these thermostats for the cruisers and hopefully it saves a dog’s life or a baby's life or something so,” says President of Ground Effects, Jim Scott. 

Police say if you see a child or animal in distress call 911.