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Dog Stuck in Car? Break the Window… It’ s Legal, Sort of

dog-smasherIt’s legal to break into a car to rescue a dog, cat, or even a human, as long as you live in Florida.

The law just came into effect and does carry some caveats that must be meant before smashing the window.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has passed a bill making it legal to break into locked vehicles to rescue pets or vulnerable people believed to be in imminent danger of suffocation or other harm.

The bill went into effect Tuesday, and is among 16 bills Gov. Scott signed into law. It is in direct response to an increasing amount of incidents where pets, children and others are left in overheated cars, the Miami Herald reports. This can lead to suffocation or other harms, especially when sitting under Florida’s hot summer sun.

https://weather.com/news/news/florida-hb-131-governor-rick-scott-legal-overheated-vehicle-pets-children-vulnerable

While the law will absolve the car smashers from any civil liability, it’s still not quite clear what happens when the dog subsequently attacks you.

For “vicious” dogs you probably should rescue, check out this dog site.

 

 

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