Dogs in Hot Cars

Colorado law provides immunity to someone who breaks into a locked vehicle to rescue a dog, cat, child or at-risk adult provided certain procedures are followed. Reasonable efforts must be made to locate the owner, for example going into a nearby store and asking the manager to make an announcement on the PA system. Failing that (or if there are no stores or building nearby, for example at a park) contact law enforcement, the fire department, animal control or call 911. If there is no response within a reasonable period of time, or it appears that a further delay would result in serious injury or death, the law allows you to break into the vehicle. The rear side windows are the easiest to shatter. Remain at the scene until someone arrives or if you cannot stay, the law requires you to leave your contact information.

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Sunny Weber

Sunny Weber

Author, Speaker, Behaviorist

Sunny Weber, CAP Board of Directors, is an award-winning author of multiple books for both Children and Adults, available in stores and on Amazon. See more on her website: https://sunnyweber.com