A new Tennessee law went into effect earlier this month which may protect individuals from civil liability for any damage resulting from the forcible entry of a motor vehicle to rescue an animal in danger according to the HUFF POST. The person must meet the following stated requirements in order to avoid liability.
House Bill 0537 (HB 0537) was introduced by state Representative David B. Hawk and went into effect on July 1, 2015.
This groundbreaking law is thought to be the first-of-its-kind in the United States.
State Laws That Protect Animals Left In Parked Vehicles