It’s Now Legal to Break Into Cars to Save Dogs in Tennessee

Just because the window is cracked doesn’t mean a dog is safe in a hot car.
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The march of progress continues, as another state votes to value dogs’ lives more than people’s property. As of the first of this month, you are allowed to break into a car if you see a dog in danger in Tennessee. “If you act reasonably, as any reasonable person would respond, you will not be at fault to save a life. You will not be at any fault to save a life and or animals,” says Chief of Staff for the Nashville Fire Department, Mike Franklin. According to a story on, the Volunteer State joins 16 other states who have established laws against leaving animals in hot cars.

Only 17 states? Really?

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