Exciting news from New York State. This from The Buffalo News.
John Ceretto, and one other legislator in New York, have proposed new legislation for their state that hopefully will set a precedent for other states to follow. They are proposing an amendment to a current law that would allow a bystander to take necessary steps to save a dog or cat in imminent danger in a hot locked car, without facing criminal charges.
In the past, only a police person or peace officer could break into a car to save an animal.. If a bystander broke a car's window to save a distressed dog, criminal charges were filed against them. The new law would change that. I think this should be a law across the country; particularly in states like California, Arizona, Florida etc. where temperatures are very hot and unfortunately, too many dogs are left in cars with windows cracked in very hot weather.
Kudos to the legislators and let's hope it passes and is taken up across the U.S.