New Jersey: Protect Animals Trapped in Cars!
This action is for New Jersey residents only.
Every year, companion animals are in danger of dying because they are left in a motor vehicle that is too hot, cold, or has inadequate ventilation.
Even on a day when it is 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car with all the windows closed can hit 89 degrees in just 10 minutes, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can rise as high as 114 degrees in the same amount of time.
It’s critical that New Jersey residents are empowered to protect animals left in vehicles.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle’s bill, A.4540, would provide immunity from civil and criminal liability to persons who in good faith enter a motor vehicle to rescue an animal from immediate danger. Please call your two state Assembly Members, then send follow-up emails, urging them to support and co-sponsor this important bill.
- Call your state Assembly Members. If you’re able to make a phone call, please do so as phone calls have a greater impact than emails. You can use this message: “As your constituent, I urge you to support and co-sponsor A.4540, to protect animals trapped in a motor vehicle.”
- After calling, please send a follow-up email to your legislators using the form below. Personalizing your message will help it stand out.
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