The GA Pet Coalition, “The Voice for the Animals at the GA Capital”, is always working behind the scenes to make sure Georgia Politicians are reviewing and revising GA Animal Laws. They are a driving force in Georgia that is helping this state become more animal-proactive and helping to educate not only the residents of Georgia but more importantly, the lawmakers in Georgia.
Recently, they’ve shared in their 7/11/19 newsletter, Code Section 35-1-7 of the O.C.G.A., which gives GA law enforcement immunity when rescuing dogs from hot cars. This new law became effective as of July 1, 2019.
They have provided us (all GA Residents) a tool to print out or electronically share with our local police and sheriff departments this flier, created by the Humane Society of the United States, called Investigating Heat-Related Illness and Death: A Guide for Law Enforcement.
Please share this in your community and keep a copy on you. You never know when you will see this crime happening and must call the Police. With this information in hand, it can guide you both to do the right thing.