Legislation aims to prevent pets left in cars

Posted at 10:40 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 06:09:19-04

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.