The dangers of keeping pets in a hot car

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A summer pet safety campaign was held today at the State House. Governor Baker, State Police and the Animal Rescue League of Boston gathered for the launch of the “Too Hot for Spot” summer safety campaign.

During the event, lawmakers discussed the dangers of heat stroke in pets. They also talked about the penalties in the state for leaving an animal in a vehicle during the extreme heat.

According to MSP Major Ball, the law allows citizens to break car windows to rescue overheated animal if they call 911 first and cannot find owner. Rescuers must then stay with animal until law enforcement arrives.

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