When summer heats up, so do our cars. Every year, dogs and children die when left unattended in hot cars. A car can become an oven in a matter of minutes. The temperature outside may be misleading. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can jump to 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior can soar up to 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. Even with the windows rolled down part way, the temperature can get dangerously high.
Remember, if you have a choice, on warm days leave companion animals at home rather than leave them in the car when you are doing errands. It can be a matter of life and death for your best friend.
The good news is that in Wisconsin, you are immune from civil liability when taking any steps necessary to rescue an animal (or human) trapped in a vehicle. Wisconsin Statute Section 895.484, enacted in 2015, makes a person immune from civil liability for property damage or injury resulting from his or her forcible entry into a vehicle to rescue an animal or person.
However, immunity is provided only if certain conditions are met. Read about Wisconsin’s Hot Car Law here.
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We Celebrate the End of Elephant Acts in Dane County
After eight years of handing out fliers while braving the bitter cold and howling winds, the day finally came. On Sunday, February 16, Alliance For Animals and animal activists from the area both protested the Zor Shrine Circus and celebrated the last elephant show in Dane County with a toast. As a certain astronaut might say, That’s one small step for the end of exotic animal acts, and one giant leap for elephants. Thank you all who worked on this for so long, and for those who came out on a cold day.