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Pennsylvania legislation aims to protect animals left in hot cars

Pennsylvania legislation aims to protect animals left in hot cars

Not only did this summer feel hot, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared July to be the "warmest month ever recorded on the globe." In Pennsylvania, the heat made some legislators look a little closer at protections for their pets. Dogs and cats don't sweat like humans do to relieve themselves of the heat. That can cause an unattended vehicle to become a death trap due to the Greenhouse Effect, according to MyDogIsCool.com, a campaign of the Animal Protection Institute. But Pennsylvania currently doesn't have any laws to protect household pets from dying in these hot cars. That's why state Sen. Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin County, and state Reps....

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