The Animal Protective League officer called me and told me my dogs should be outside in the heat because I have a big fenced in yard with plenty of shaded areas. She told me that if I didn’t answer my phone, she would have to take my dogs away. Did she have a right to do that without a warrant?
While warrants are often needed before law enforcement officers can enter private residences/property to seize an animal, exceptions may be made under exigent circumstances. The weather has been so very hot that even a shady area is probably not at all adequate to protect dogs in this heat. Cruelty to animals is against the law and inhumane. Take your dogs inside where it should be cooler. If it isn't, bring them to a friend, family, or boarding facility that is cool.
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