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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


Sep 19, 2017 Natascha Kamp
Sep 19, 2017 Linda Hill
Sep 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2017 Mary Bedell
Sep 18, 2017 Lisa Morgan
Sep 18, 2017 Tmdegidio@gmail.com Degidio GIVE THE RIGHT TO BREAK IN A HOT CAR SITUATION, TO SAVE LIVES!!!
Sep 18, 2017 Stella Javelona Leaving a pet in a hot car is animal abuse. No excuses
Sep 18, 2017 Karen Leyva
Sep 18, 2017 Rebecca Hernandez
Sep 18, 2017 Kimberly Kolpin Also, those who leave pets in hot cars should be held accountable.
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 Jenny Price Animals deserve better!
Sep 18, 2017 Kristy Finnegan I agree that they should be able to rescue dogs from hot cars. Please everyone sign this.
Sep 18, 2017 Obdulia Castillo
Sep 18, 2017 Michele Burke
Sep 18, 2017 Linda Paul This is just common sense. They can die, they need protection from people who use bad judgement.
Sep 18, 2017 Dorothy Turbeville
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 HEIDI WALLER
Sep 18, 2017 Darla Patera
Sep 18, 2017 Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Sep 18, 2017 Danielle Lee
Sep 18, 2017 Beverly Cookson
Sep 18, 2017 Tabie Brown This should be a law everywhere... Most of all if it's hot out leave ur babies safe at home in the cool.
Sep 18, 2017 Joyce Vallo
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 Awanda Shacklett Anyone should be able to rescue a pet
Sep 18, 2017 Micki Bryant
Sep 18, 2017 Priscilla Carlson
Sep 18, 2017 Allison Reynolds
Sep 18, 2017 Callie Fink
Sep 18, 2017 Tara Miller
Sep 18, 2017 Traci Feland
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 Christina Norem
Sep 18, 2017 Kathleen Kohl
Sep 18, 2017 Elizabeth Sluder
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 Diane Brotherton
Sep 18, 2017 Catherine Bowers Dogs should not be left in cars to die!
Sep 18, 2017 Desirae Koeffler
Sep 18, 2017 Susanne Joy
Sep 18, 2017 Tammy Bodam Do whatever it takes to help these precious babies that people so carelessly don't have a clue how to.
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 Addie Acquaviva This is a no brainer. If an animal is distressed or in a life threatening situation, Rescue should not be penalized in any way!
Sep 18, 2017 Peggy Skelton

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