From the Animal Legal Defense Fund:
Only 12 states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, Vermont, Oregon and Tennessee — allow “good Samaritans” to break a car window to save an animal.
Almost all of those states require “good Samaritans” to contact law enforcement before breaking into the car. Continue reading Can You Break In to Take a Dog Out of a Hot Car?
Sometimes I have a hard time believing people are able to tie their shoes in the morning without help when they do something as boneheaded as this. Continue reading Puppies Left in Hot Van
I don’t understand how this is a hard concept. You don’t leave dogs in parked cars. Never. Or at least not in the summertime. I know I rant about this every summer, but apparently people still don’t realize that hot cars can kill a dog very quickly. On an 80-degree day, especially if it’s humid, your car interior can heat up to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. Continue reading How Many Dogs Have to Die?
For those of you who are still suffering under a heat wave or are expecting a hot summer. It has happened again. Police in New Jersey had to rescue a dog (and a two-legger!) who had been accidentally locked in a hot car. WPVI, 6-Action News, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia reports on the scary incident. Continue reading Dogs in Hot Cars
I’ve seen several news articles this week about dogs dying in hot cars during the recent heat wave across the Midwest. The laws are changing in some states and now protect you as a Good Samaritan if get the dog out, even if you have to break the car’s windows. I have had only one experience where I found a dog locked in a car on a summer day, and I called the police because I wasn’t sure what I could do other than that. Have you ever had to make such a decision?
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
Tank, a 4-year old black Lab who worked for the Bennettsville Police Department, died on August 13th after being left in a hot car with the windows rolled up and the engine off.
Continue reading Tank: End of Watch August 13, 2013
In a sad commentary on our world, a WalMart worker in Kemptville, Ontario was recently fired for confronting a customer after he left his dog in his truck on a hot day.
Continue reading C’mon WalMart, hire her back!