Rescue Groups Cheer Animal Ordinance Change

After months of debate pets get a break in Augusta.

Commissioners approving a change in the animal ordinance to make it easier to rescue animals left in cars on days to hot or cold.

The change will allow a public safety officer to break a window if the find a pet in distress, animal welfare groups across the Augusta area are cheering the new ordinance.

“It is a great day for us to not have to worry about the animals and I just hope the police and fire departments react when they're called, I know it will help animals,” says  Nancy Kay of Southern Souls Rescue.

Under the ordinance if officers need to break a window the pet will be taken for medical care, the owner will be responsible both for the broken window, and the vet bills.  

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