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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

As summer temperatures rise, so do the number of beloved pets lost to vehicular heat stroke. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), that number reaches the hundreds every year.

This isn't surprising considering that even on a 70-degree day, the temperature inside a vehicle can rise to almost 100º F in just 20 minutes — less time than it takes for a grocery store run. That's dangerously hot by any standard, but especially for dogs, who lack the sweat glands we humans have to regulate body temperature.

Most tragically, nearly all of these incidents happen by accident due to simple misjudgments of time or weather.

But recent "Right to Rescue" laws in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Florida, and Ohio are creating a safety net. In these states, concerned bystanders can now forcefully break into locked vehicles to free trapped dogs (and kids) without facing civil liability. We think it's high time the rest of the country followed suit!

You can't put a price on a precious life, and no one should hesitate to save one for fear of being sued. Sign below to urge the USDA to give us the right to rescue endangered pets!

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Dear U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Care,

As concerned pet parents, we are horrified to see continued reports of innocent pet deaths due to vehicular heat stroke. Not only are these tragic deaths completely avoidable, they're also largely inadvertent, results of owners' simple misjudgment of time or temperature.

Recent "Right to Rescue" laws in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Florida, and Ohio give good Samaritans the right to forcefully free trapped dogs (and kids) from parked cars without facing civil liability, and we want to see this privilege extended nationally.

We propose an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act whereby concerned bystanders can break into enclosed vehicles to free trapped pets without the risk of financial liability.

No one wants to see innocent pets die, and no one should hesitate to save one for fear of being sued. We urge you to take action on this issue now, before even more innocent lives are lost.

Respectfully,

Petition Signatures


Nov 23, 2017 Chris Kahl
Nov 23, 2017 Cresta Schutter
Nov 23, 2017 Kim White
Nov 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2017 Kim Belintende
Nov 23, 2017 Yi-Hsuan Chou
Nov 23, 2017 Mary Price
Nov 23, 2017 Sandra Montaner Ignorant owners make this breed agressive so t gets a bad rap
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2017 Cynthia Curl
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2017 Marilyn Thorson
Nov 22, 2017 Diana Martinez Please recognize that All ANIMALS deserve life and one life shouldn’t be greater than the other. Please let’s work together and help the voiceless and needy. Ty
Nov 22, 2017 Lori Harding
Nov 22, 2017 Karen Doherty
Nov 22, 2017 Jillerd Shiflet
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2017 Annette Ehmer Do I really need to comment? Very obvious!
Nov 22, 2017 Melissa Rogers
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) I see that this applies to heat. If this is still active, I surely back up the contents of the letter.What about cold(very)?
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles Any time I see a dog trapped in a hot car with all the windows up, I want to help them so of course I'm signing this petition!
Nov 22, 2017 Lynne Minore
Nov 22, 2017 Doratha Merchant
Nov 22, 2017 Holly Luban
Nov 22, 2017 Terri Sengstock It gets hot in them cars
Nov 22, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 22, 2017 Becky Hawkins
Nov 22, 2017 Carlos Ramirez
Nov 22, 2017 Patsy Crouch
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2017 Alexandra Vanek
Nov 21, 2017 Sara Del Salto
Nov 21, 2017 Shelley Holloway
Nov 21, 2017 Susan Bridges If found, they are embarrassed.
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 Nikki Smith
Nov 21, 2017 Judy Renko If a Rescue is needed. IT IS NEEDED!!!!!
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 Tracey Colella
Nov 21, 2017 SUZANNE OREEL
Nov 21, 2017 Holly Perkins
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 Heather Mcakepn
Nov 21, 2017 Calla Korpela
Nov 21, 2017 Karen Michaels
Nov 21, 2017 April Cooper

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