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A friendly reminder about leaving dogs in hot cars

You can legally break a dog out of a hot car. 

Friday was the first 90-degree day in Colorado this year – and it also marks one year since Kyle Clark posted his now-viral commentary about leaving dogs in hot cars.

If you’re an owner, just don’t do it – and if you happen to see it happen, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill this year granting you immunity if you have to break a dog out of a hot car.


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What would you do about a dog in a locked car?

A person breaking a car’s window to save a dog would legally have to make an effort to find the owner, call police and then stick around waiting for officers.

We've been through this - you have to have a reasonable belief the pet might die - you can only use reasonable force, you have to try to find the owner, call authorities, and stay on scene.

You can watch the original commentary below:

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