California to Become Third State to Protect People Who Break Car Windows

the hot dog law

Back in July 2015, Tennessee made history when the state decided that anyone who breaks a car window to rescue an animal trapped inside would not be considered a criminal. It wasn’t long ago when we brought you the news that Florida passed the same law, too. This law protects those who break car windows to remove an animal from a hot car when there is no owner present. In the past, it could have been considered a big deal, and the person rescuing the dog could have ended up in serious trouble. Now it seems that lawmakers are looking to save lives instead of ruining them, and California is poised to become the third state in the nation to pass the same law allowing concerned citizens to save the lives of animals in need.

It’s called the “Hot Dog Bill” in California, and it’s looking to be passed in due time. Basically, the bill insists that anyone who sees a dog in a locked, hot car, must assess the situation and ask themselves the following questions.

  • Is the car locked or can I open a door and remove the animal?
  • Is there another way I can get the dog out without breaking anything?
  • Have I called the local law enforcement agencies to report the animal in the car and tell them that I’m breaking this window and saving this animal?
  • Will I be able to stay here with this car and this animal until police officers arrive?

If each of these questions is answered satisfactorily and each requirement is met, California residents will eventually be able to break into car windows and save dog’s lives.

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