View the world through the eyes of Hudson. His objective of this blog is to educate the public by trying to teach them not to buy a dog through a puppy mill. Don't buy a dog before you see where his parents live and how they are treated. Better yet ADOPT through a rescue or shelter and know you've done a good deed by saving a dog's life !!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Legislators Propose Bill Protecting Citizens Who Break Car Windows TO Save Animals....
Legislators Propose Bill Protecting Citizens Who Break Car Windows To Save Animals
The law would allow people to take action to free animals from hot cars without the fear of criminal charges.
Two New York legislators have proposed an amendment to a state law that would allow anyone — not just law enforcement or peace officers — to “take necessary steps” to rescue a dog or cat “in imminent danger due to heat or cold,” The Buffalo News reports.
That means if a bystander saw a distressed dog locked in a hot car, he or she could break the car’s window to save the animal without the fear of facing criminal charges.
“These are extreme situations where a dog absolutely needs help and there is nothing else the individual can do but break that window and save that life,” John Ceretto, one of the legislators behind the bill, told The Buffalo News.
Ceretto said he proposed the legislation after reading about Michael Hammons, a Georgia Army Veteran who was arrested and faced charges of criminal trespass after he broke a car window to rescue a Yorkshire Terrier. (The charges against Hammons were later dropped.) If the amendment passes, New York would be the first state to pass a law protecting citizens who break a window or open a locked door to save an animal’s life.
UPDATE: Tennessee enacted a similar bill on July 1.