New Law in California Allows Bystanders to Save Dogs in Danger
The “Right to Rescue” Act, or AB797, is a new bill being considered in California that would allow bystanders who see a pet in danger in a hot car to legally break the window to rescue it. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is co-sponsoring the bill, conferring the legitimacy of law enforcement backing. An earlier version of the bill would have also covered children in cars, but supporters decided the law already protects kids in those situations. This act was drafted by Assembly members Mar Marc Steinorth of Rancho Cucamonga, Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar and Kristin Olsen of Riverbank CA and the assembly bill legislation info can be found here. As the Inquisitr states, “A person would legally be permitted to break into a car to rescue an overheated dog if the animal is in danger, they’ve determined the car is locked, and they’ve already contacted law enforcement.”
The assembly members who drafted the bill together also made a video of them sitting in a hot car to show how threatening it is to leave a dog unattended.
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- Posted by SBTactical Team
- On May 26, 2016
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