Dogs trapped in hot cars in WA state can now be legally rescued by officers

Now that the summer is upon us, new laws are being passed to ensure the health and safety of pets across the country. WFTV is reporting that in July, a new state law will go into effect in Washington that will permit police officers to break into hot cars to rescue pets they determine to be in danger. The new law also ensures that police aren't liable for damages to the vehicle. Once in effect, there will be $125 fine for leaving animals in a car when it is hot enough to harm them.

According to the new Washington law, leaving animals in a dangerous enclosed space could lead to felony animal cruelty charges. Pets left in cars in hot weather are a serious concern in every state as t