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New Florida bill could allow pets to be rescued from hot cars

Bill could save lives of man's best friend

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. – State Sen. Dorothy Hukill of Port Orange has introduced a bill that she says would save the lives of many beloved pets. 

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The bill would allow pets trapped in hot cars to be rescued without the rescuer being liable for damages done to the vehicles.

Details of the bill require rescuers to be either police officers, firefighters, or animal control officers.

The legislation would also make the act of leaving a pet in a car under unsafe conditions such as extreme heat or cold weather to be illegal.