News Highlights:

  • The House is supporting Arizona’s leading animal-welfare organizations and has passed (35-20) a bill that aims to end hot-car deaths and allow Good Samaritans to take action without risk of civil liability if they rescue a child or a pet from a hot car!
  • HB2494 will now move for Governor Ducey’s signature.
  • The bill was sponsored by Senator John Kavanagh, a longtime animal-welfare advocate who drafted the legislation with the support of the Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona – a group that includes the Animal Defense League of Arizona, the Arizona Humane Society, Humane Society of Southern Arizona and Humane Voters of Arizona. The Humane Society of the United States and local advocates are also in support of the legislation.
  • Click here to see the bill's very important provisions.

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