First Responders Can NOW Break Into A Vehicle To Save A Pet
Finally! Horray! First responders no longer have their hands tied when it comes to saving an animal from extreme temperatures inside a car.
Emergency personnel is no longer liable for damages when using whatever means necessary to extract a pet out of an unattended vehicle effective immediately.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation allowing first responders to save animals from motor vehicles under conditions that endanger their health or well-being effective immediately. Governor Cuomo:
"Leaving a pet in a stifling hot or freezing cold car is inhumane and potentially dangerous, and emergency responders should have the ability to remove them if necessary. As a dog owner myself, I am proud to sign this measure into law to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of animals."
Medical service personnel and firefighters can now act quickly to save a pet from extreme hot or cold temperatures inside a vehicle, but they are the only ones that will not be held liable. Concerned citizens are not included in the NEW bill.