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August 1, 2016 | Author: Bianca Rossi


It’s now totally legal to break a dog out of a hot car

…if you live in any of the states below.

As of August 2016, Vermont joined forces with Tennessee, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio in passing laws to protect good Samaritans who assist dogs locked in hot cars.


To be in compliance with the new law one must: believe the dog to truly be in danger, call 911 or alert law enforcement first, ensure the car is actually locked before breaking into car, and not cause more damage than necessary, stay with pet until help arrives.

While many states do not currently have laws that allow for rescuing animals from hot cars, these 16 pupactive states DO have specific “hot car” laws protecting against animal cruelty. Check the list below to see if your state protects against dogs in hot cars!


Watch Steve Dale show how hot cars get and why these laws are so important for saving lives.

Have feedback on this story? Share it with us in the comment section below!

  • Shirley

    How do we get it okayed in our state? So progressive, yet so slow on something this important…. SHAME ON OREGON

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Bianca Rossi

Bianca Rossi

Bianca is a Marketing Associate at Outward Hound. She has one dog which she shares with her family named, Buster.

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