New North Carolina Law Would Allow Rescuers to Break Into Cars to Save Dogs


Worthy was just a couple weeks away from providing valuable service to a disabled person.
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Last Thursday, the North Carolina House passed new legislation that would give police officers, rescue workers, and animal-control officers the explicit right to break into a car if a dog is at risk from the heat: “The amended animal shelter bill, which now goes to the state Senate, would allow. . .”

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Colorado Makes Shelter Dogs and Cats Its State Pets


Colorado honors shelter animals as its state pets.
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Back in March, schoolchildren testified before the Colorado Senate Education Committee in an attempt to make dogs and cats adopted from shelter and rescue centers the official state pet. On Monday, that idea became reality, when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed it into law with his own rescue dog, Sky, in the room. At the same ceremony, Hickenlooper also signed a bill requiring police officers to undergo. . .

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