Petition to right to rescue pets from hot cars

PETITION: Petition: Allow the "Right to Rescue" pets from hot cars/>
Target: U.S.D.A

As temperatures kick up in the summer, it is important to remember how hard this is on our beloved pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), hundreds of animals die each year due to vehicular heat stroke. That is, they are left in the car and the car heats up much faster than the owner realized. The majority of these incidents happen by accident due to simple misjudgments. The temperature inside a car heats up much faster than one realizes, even on a 70 degree day the temperature inside of the car can reach 100 degrees in only 20 minutes. Recent "Right to Rescue" laws in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Florida, and Ohio are creating a way for people to intervene and help these animals in need. In the aforementioned states, concerned civilians can now forcefully break into locked vehicles to free trapped dogs (and kids) without facing civil liability. This petition asks that the rest of the country follow these states. Sign the petition below to urge the USDA to give us the right to rescue endangered pets and children.

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Recent Supporters

Angelica Blevins
  • 2 weeks ago
Eve Delmonte
  • 2 months ago
Maranda Zaydel
  • 2 months ago
Jennifer Cartier
  • 3 months ago
Because Kids and Animals need a voice!
Petra Achtzehnter
  • 3 months ago
Momo Scarboro-Ford
  • 3 months ago
I've seen dogs trapped in cars with the windows closed. I think it's really important because the inside of a car can get to be 20 degrees warmer than the outside temperature in just 5 minutes and dogs can't sweat to deal with heat. So, just have someone wait outside with your dog while you go into the store or leave your dog at home in your backyard.
Barbara Ortega
  • 4 months ago
Animals are the best and need our protection.
nathalie van manen
  • 4 months ago
Carlos Otero
  • 4 months ago
Paulina Kanbar
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