Dogs should never, never, ride in an open pick-up truck bed, loose nor tethered. That’s basically the message I want ya’ll to hear, and I really shouldn’t have to say more. Unfortunately, there are still thoughtless and indifferent pet owners who think it is “cool” to have their dogs ride in the bed of the truck. It’s not “cool” nor is it safe. If the vehicle has to suddenly stop, a loose dog will go flying out of the bed, and a tethered dog could hang himself or be severely choked while flying out of the bed. Or, a dog could see something that attracts his attention and the dog decides to jump out of a moving vehicle to go chase it. I was behind such a vehicle last night on the way home from work. Two dogs were running loose in the bed of the truck, this truck traveling down the highway at over 45 miles an hour. I exited the highway pray that these two beautiful dogs made it “home” safe–I must question the type of treatment they receive at “home” from such an indifferent, thoughtless, and yes, ignorant person. While the enactment of an ordinance or law could help diminish this type of behavior, I like think that we could do with a few less laws, and a lot less ignorant, thoughtless people. Stay safe, my four-legged friends.
Take care, ya’ll,
Tuck the Law Dog