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KY senate panel addresses leaving pets in cars during extreme weather

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PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A Kentucky Senate panel discussed legislation on Thursday that would affect animals left in cars in the extreme heat or cold.  

Sponsor Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, said the bill would provide civil immunity for damaging a vehicle if a person enters the vehicle with the reasonable, good-faith belief that a dog or cat is in immediate danger of death if not removed.

He said SB 8 is an extension of Senate Bill 16. That bill became law and now protects prospective rescuers from being sued for any property damage caused in pursuit of saving the life of a child left in a locked vehicle.

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