Bill would allow police to break into cars to save pets

The bill would allow them to break in after making a reasonable effort to locate the owner


By Margaret Banks
News & Record

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police and emergency personnel would be allowed to break into vehicles to rescue animals in distress under legislation state Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, filed this week.

Police and other first responders can only look for the vehicle owner. The bill would allow them to break in after making a reasonable effort to locate the owner, the bill says.

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