Governor Baker, MSP to Join ARL for ‘Too Hot for Spot’ Demonstration


On Friday, July 13, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, legislators, and the Massachusetts State Police will join the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) at the Massachusetts State House for the official launch of ARL’s fifth annual “Too Hot for Spot” summer pet safety campaign. Members of the media are invited to attend this special public awareness event.

Where: “The Well” at the Massachusetts State House

When: Friday, July 13 @ Noon

Who: ARL Adoptable Dog, ARL President Mary Nee, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Major Richard Ball, MSP Troop H Commander

During this event, ARL President Mary Nee, Governor Charlie Baker, and Major Ball will discuss the dangers of heat stroke in pets, and highlight aspects of MA General Law Ch. 140 S. 174f, which was signed into law by Governor Baker, and enacted in November 2016. ARL will also have a demonstration vehicle to show how the temperatures inside a parked car can drastically rise and endanger the lives of animals.

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The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes. Founded in 1899, ARL provides high quality veterinary care, adoption, and rescue services; while also confronting the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through innovative community programs, police investigations, and public advocacy. In 2017, ARL served more than 18,000 animals throughout Massachusetts. ARL is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We receive no government grants or public funding and rely solely on the generosity of individuals to support programs and services that help animals in need.

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