Nbcnews.com A new Tennessee law now allows people to break into hot cars if an animal is trapped inside — without fear of punishment. The law, which went into effect on July 1st, extends the states' good Samaritan law from including just kids, to pets too. It protects individuals from civil liability for any damages caused while trying to rescue a child or an animal in danger. Related: Alabama Police Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Car Steps must be taken to ensure the car is locked, that the child or animal is in imminent danger of suffering harm if not immediately removed and notifying law enforcement.
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