Pet Alert System Is Being Considered By New York Lawmakers

(Albany, NY) -- A new bill has been introduced at the state Capitol in Albany that would protect pets from extreme weather conditions. 

The legislation would require them to be brought indoors if the state issues warnings involving hot or cold temperatures. Anyone caught breaking the law would face a 500-dollar fine for the first offense. Repeat violations could lead to the animal being seized. The proposal would also create an alert system letting pet owners know when it's not safe to have their animals outside.

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