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Rescuing pets from hot cars approved by the Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers who have the urge to save pets from hot cars are on the way to getting that privilege. The Senate voted 39-9 Thursday to approve giving immunity from civil or criminal liability to a person who breaks into a vehicle to rescue a hot pet. However, for the […]


Puppy perseverance: Rep. Friend’s three-legged dog overcomes obstacles

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Rescuing pets from hot cars could become legal

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers would be allowed to smash a car window in order to rescue dog from a hot car if a proposed bill becomes law. Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, and Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, are working on a bill to provide immunity to people who save pets from locked hot […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Shelters required to spay or neuter pets

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 21st in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS – Before going to their forever home, animals adopted from Indiana shelters will have to be spayed or neutered due to a new law. The new […]