In California, a person can legally break into a hot car to save an animal.
As the temperatures begin to soar in San Diego this week, it's important to be aware that leaving a pet in a hot car can kill them.
Last week in Marrietta Ga., police were called to a Six Flags White Water because some good samaritans discovered a dog stuck in a vehicle while its owners enjoyed a day cooling off.
Officers were able to get the animal out of the car, it apparently suffered to extensive injuries.
Interiors of vehicles can magnify the outside heat exponentially. On that day law enforcement said the outside temp was 90-degrees, but inside it was worse.
"The temperature ranged from 109 to 126 degrees," said Marietta Police Officer Chuck McPhilamy.
The windows were slightly cracked and the owner told police she planned on checking on the pet periodically throughout the day. She was issued a citation.
In California, if a citizen sees a dog locked in a hot car that person can break into it with little threat of liability, but he or she must call the police first and not leave the location.