Owners often keep their canine companions in the back of the track while driving, sometimes it’s seems like a good idea to transport our animals for shorter distances, but is it safe so?
(PSA) The Protection Sports Association warns that this is a huge mistake, also American Humane reports that almost 100,000 pets with most of them dogs, die every year because of this practice, the main reason is there’s no real reliable method to strap them down and secure them to the truck, and even wors is that sometimes dogs have the tendency to jump out with disastrous consequences.
“The dog could see something and jump,” representative Steve Scherer from Quincy Animal Control told KHQA. “Most dogs are smart enough not to, though, but I would worry about getting in an accident – the dog’s going to be a projectile then. I would also worry about a dog being tethered in the back of a truck because it could jump over the side of a bed and hang itself.”
The is also a lot of other factors like the weather could also be dangerous while a animal is riding in the back of a pick up truck, the wind the hot summer days etc.
As about the law, there isn’t a national law that prohibits people from transporting dogs or other pets in a truck bed. However, in five states including Connecticut, New Hampshire, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island this practice is illegal.
Our pets are like our children. So when it come to take them for a ride, just keep them as safe as possible.