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Bill Would Indemnify People Who Help Trapped Pets

April 26, 2018 - 6:26 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Illinois House has passed a bill to protect people who rescue dogs and cats trapped in vehicles during extreme temperatures.

State Rep. David Olsen, R-Downers Grove, said his bill absolves from liability anyone who breaks into an overheated vehicle to save a trapped dog or cat.

The bill would also require the Good Samaritan to leave a note in the vehicle to explain what happened, as well as stay with the animal in a secure location until police or the owner arrives.

The bill heads to the Illinois Senate.