Demand WV Law Enforcement Be Given The Ability To Rescue Animals Locked In Hot Cars
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On Monday August 21, 2017, a Walmart patron heard a dog whimpers coming from somewhere. She looked and saw a pup locked inside a car with all the windows rolled tightly up. Someone had left their dog in a scorching hot car. It was 88° outside, which calculates to 124° after only 30 minutes, 133° after 60. The patron called Walmart employees and the police in hopes to locate the owner fast, for fear of the pup would succumb to extreme temperature inside the car.
When the police showed up, they said there wasn't much they could do. This is because West Virginia is one of just two states in the country that forbids law enforcement from breaking into a car to save an animal.
Demand WV law be changed to allow law enforcement and emergency responders the ability to break into cars to save the lives of animals locked in hot cars by their irresponsible owners.
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