Summer is my favorite time of the year. You can't beat going outdoors, going to the beach or lounging in your pool, fishing, getting ice cream or bringing your pet wherever you go because it's a beautiful day out and they deserve to be outdoors, too. Summer is a time where pet owners like to bring pets in their cars, "buckled" in or not. Recently, Rhode Island passed a law that prohibits pet owners from having dogs sitting in their laps while they are driving, one of the preventive measures that is being taken to keep both humans and their pets safe in the car. Because we care about you and your pet's safety, here are some quick facts that encourage buckling your pet up!
- Scary fact: A 60-pound pet becomes a 2,700-pound projectile at 35 mph.
- Unrestrained pets delay emergency workers' access to human occupants.
- Injured pets may bite first responders and rescue workers.
- Pets may escape through a window or open door and cause second accidents.
- Driver distraction is common when unrestrained pets are rambunctious (barking, howling,
- Pets are shown to be distracting to drivers as cell phone usage and texting.
These facts are important and show that we need to be more careful with our pets in the car and buckle them up when we can! Now this doesn't mean just a seat belt, but harnesses are available as well as car seats and carriers for your pets.
Allie's has several of these products available, and our staff is more than happy to help you and your pet find the best product to suit both of your needs. Stop in and see us or you can call us at 401-294-9121 or e-mail us at email@example.com.