At this point everyone has heard horrible and tragic stories about animals (mostly dogs) being left in vehicles and overheating. And in Idaho it is illegal to break a car window to save a dog as of now, but one Boise city councilman is attempting to change that.

Our friends at KTVB first wrote the story about the attempt at updating the city's codes on animal cruelty. The update would allow citizens to break a car window to get animals out of hot cars and ban circuses that include exotic animals.

Councilman TJ Thomson is behind the city code upgrades and said there haven't been any updates in decades. His proposal also calls for a ban on retail pet stores to prevent puppy mills.

His proposal will be revealed today (July 23rd) to all city council members at an afternoon work session. If things go well there he hopes to have a public hearing soon.