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Legislation aims to prevent pets left in cars

Posted: 10:40 PM, May 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-11 10:09:19Z

Soon, people who leave their pets in hot cars could face felony charges, and the animal doesn't have to die or even become ill for it to be a crime.

State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. introduced the bill and says leaving a dog in a hot car is cruel and amounts to torture.

Click on the video above to see Kimberly Craig's report.