Great news animal lovers! As of July 1, any good Samaritan in the state of Indiana who forcibly enters a vehicle to remove an animal will only be responsible for half the cost of damages to the vehicle.
According to the The Vincennes Sun-Commercial, if there is some reasonable belief that the animal is in imminent danger or suffering serious bodily harm, the person rescuing the pet will be immune from civil or criminal liability from other property damage caused by forcibly entering the vehicle.
Indiana joins the growing list of American states whose laws protect citizens that take drastic action to rescue animals in distress.
However, not all 'hot car' laws are equal and some don't offer immunity to Good Samaritans. Find out what the differences are on the next page.