West Virginia Bill Would Authorize Certain Individuals to Rescue Animals from Unattended Vehicles

West Virginia Senate Bill 306 would authorize emergency medical service personnel, humane officers, law enforcement officers, and members of a paid or volunteer local fire department to take “all steps that are reasonably necessary” to remove an animal from an unattended vehicle “if the animal’s health, safety, or wellbeing appears to be in immediate danger from heat, cold or lack of adequate ventilation and the conditions could reasonably be expected to cause extreme suffering or death.”