Break in case of emergency: It is now legal to rescue pets and kids from hot cars
Posted on 8/2/2018 5:04:00 PM.

It is now legal in Louisiana to rescue a pet or a minor from a locked, parked vehicle, by smashing a window to get in. The new law went into effect yesterday, and provides criminal and civil protection for good Samaritans who take action against the illegal activity. Louisiana SPCA spokesperson Alicia Haefele says there’s two things you need to do before breaking that window.

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The SPCA says to keep an eye on your dogs this 4th of July
Posted on 7/4/2018 2:18:00 AM.

July 5 is one of the busiest days for animal shelters as unrestrained dogs flee their homes from fear of fireworks the night before.

Louisiana SPCA spokesperson Alicia Haefele says the fireworks might be fun for us, but can bring man’s best friend unwanted anxiety.
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A bill to require pet stores to keep records heads to the governor's desk to be singed into law
Posted on 6/4/2016 4:32:00 AM.

A bill that would require pet stores to keep records of breeders’ names, addresses, and licensing information is on the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Alicia Haefele with the Louisiana SPCA says also included under this legislation is that no pet under 8-weeks old can be sold in a store. She says these regulations are to make ensure pet stores are held to certain standards.

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Jindal vetoes bill to restrain dogs in back of pick up trucks
Posted on 6/16/2014 12:29:00 PM.
Governor Jindal vetoed the bill that would require dogs to  be secured when in the back of a pick up truck while riding on the interstate. CEO of the Louisiana SPCA Ana Zorrilla says this is a disappointment because it is important for the state to take measures to make sure animals are safe. 
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