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New Bill Passed Allowing Rescue Workers to Break Into Vehicles to Save Distressed Animals

Gene Riddle   |  June 25, 2014   |  

The North Carolina House passed a bill earlier this week that would allow rescue workers to use “any reasonable means” to rescue distressed animals that were left in hot cars.

At the present time, there are fourteen states that prohibit pet owners from leaving animals in a hot vehicle.

Most of the fourteen states allow police officers to enter a vehicle to rescue a distressed animal. If the governor signs the new law, then North Carolina will be the first state to give not only police officers, but also firefighters, animal control officers and other rescue workers the ability to take necessary action to help save an animal in distress.

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At the law offices of Riddle & Brantley, we want to remind all pet owners that temperatures inside a vehicle can rise quickly, especially during the summer months.

If you or someone that you know has had their animal left in a parked car and was injured as a result while in the care of another person, you may have grounds to file a damages lawsuit.

To learn more about your legal options, call our accident injury attorneys today at 800-525-7111 or fill out our “Free Case Evaluation” form and we will contact you.

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