A House committee approved a bill to provide immunity to anyone who breaks into a vehicle to rescue an animal from a hot car.
The Fourth of July tends to be the busiest time for Bloomington's Animal Control.
Temperatures inside cars can rise very quickly in the summer months, and animal control officials say it’s important to never leave a pet unattended.
Officials say a tax on Johnson County canines would help pay for additional staff.
Monroe County Council members voted not to subsidize animal control services in Ellettsville, but that doesn’t mean the town will go without assistance.
The new proposal suggests dogs should only be chained outside for up to 12 hours, and shouldn’t be outside between 10pm and 4am unless the owner is at work.