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Summer Raises Distressed Dog Calls

Summer is also a busy time of year for calls related to animals, mostly dogs, locked in a rapidly-heating vehicle. A new state law now allows someone to legally break into a vehicle to make a rescue. But in Grass Valley, Police Chief Alex Gammelgard says there have been no such instances so far…

click to listen to Chief Gammelgard

Gammelgard says in rare instances, law enforcement has had to break into a vehicle, although not actually by breaking glass but using tools they have available. He says pet owners are usually found in a store, where they’re sometimes paged, but are rarely cited…

click to listen to Chief Gammelgard

Animal advocates say it can take as little as 15 minutes for a hot animal to suffer brain damage.

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