Now that numerous states are passing laws that allow concerned citizens to break into a car to save a dog that is locked inside, many changes are being made. It is now time for us to come together as a culture. Our dogs deserve better, don’t they? In other states, the power to break into vehicles is passed on to law enforcement. This is an important development.
State governments are finally taking the necessary steps to put a stop to the inhumane treatment of dogs. Of course, those who own high end vehicles are concerned. After all, we wouldn’t want anyone to punch a hole in our windows if we were driving an expensive car either. To that end, automakers are looking to create a universe where this is no longer a concern.
Yes— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2018
Tesla owners have already been expressing themselves on social media. One man even went so far as to contact Elon Musk directly. He took to Twitter and asked if he would be willing to help out. These vehicles should definitely have a “dog mode” that signals the dog’s safety to concerned passerby. This was a good question and it was one that Elon was more than happy to answer.
Elon promised that the Model 3 would come with a dog mode and he has lived up to that promise. Now, the new vehicle is being unveiled. The “dog mode” is designed to make sure that the vehicle stays at the right temperature. Now, Tesla owners can leave their pooches behind when they head inside to the store and they do not have to worry about losing their windows to a would be do gooder.
Introducing Dog Mode: set a cabin temperature to keep your dog comfortable while letting passersby know they don't need to worry pic.twitter.com/xFU6MGZT53— Tesla (@Tesla) February 14, 2019
Tesla owners who are looking to learn more about the dog mode and how it works would do well to consult their guide. As for the rest of us, we will simply have to take Elon’s word for it. It is important to note that some states do not allow pet owners to leave their animal behind for any reason. Be sure to take a closer look at the laws of your state before making any final decisions.
This software fix is a long time coming, though. We are glad that Musk has taken the initiative to handle this problem. Drivers should be able to coexist with their animals, without having to worry about losing their windows to overzealous citizens. Hopefully, every state will pass the necessary laws, so that the rules can remain the same across the board.