We see it all the time, people leaving their pets in their vehicles with windows rolled up on a hot summer day.

We want to go rescue the dog but you might want rethink that idea before you get in trouble with the law by smashing a vehicle window.

In Washington State, it's against the law to break the window to free the animal but there is good news.

It's against the law for you to break the window but in 2015, Washington State passed a law that allows Law Enforcement to break a window if needed to rescue an animal in distress.

It's a good reminder on these hot summer days that if you see an animal in trouble, call local law enforcement before taking the law into your own hands.

You can check out the complete article and law here

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