PA police can now legally force their way into your vehicle to rescue a dog or cat

12.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

The governor signed the bill into law in October, but the law officially took effect Wednesday for pets believed to be in danger. 

Before breaking into a vehicle, officers will first have to try to find the owner.

If they do enter the car, they need to leave a note with who they are, who they work for, and where the owner can find their pet.

The legislation also makes it illegal to leave an animal in a hot car.