California lawmakers are proposing new legislation that would grant residents permission to use necessary means, including smashing windows, to rescue dogs trapped and dying inside hot cars.
Assembly Bill 797, known as “The Right to Rescue Act,” was drafted by Assemblymembers Marc Steinorth of Rancho Cucamonga, Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar, and Kristin Olsen of Riverbank.
The trio of lawmakers videoed themselves sitting in a hot car for 21 minutes to demonstrate the dangers of leaving dogs in such a situation.
While the proposed bill is met with a lot of support from dog lovers, many fear that people will take advantage of such a law, resorting to drastic measures, like smashing windows and breaking into cars, to rescue dogs that aren’t in distress at all.
Legislators are introducing the bill at a Humane Society rally in Sacramento today.
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