Hospital workers suspended after rescuing dog from hot car

Four employees of Enfant Jésus hospital in Quebec City have been suspended after they rescued a dog which had fallen unconscious after being locked in a car on a hot day in early July.

The incident happened July 6th when two employees spotted the dog in a car in the sun, with the windows rolled up.

They forced a window open and brought the dog into the hospital's air conditioned reception gave it some water and called police.

The four employees have since received suspensions ranging from three to eight days.

Radio Canada says hospital administrators cited the employees for breaching regulations which only permit guide-dogs into the facility.

Hospital officials say the rules are in place to prevent the spread of infection.

The union says the suspensions send the wrong message to what have been long serving and loyal employees, and they will appeal the penalties.