Dogs Ride Inside Say Ford and Humane Association

  • dogcarAmerican Humane Association experts caution that pets should never be transported in the bed of a pickup truck. According to the Association, 100,000 dogs die each year riding in truck beds. Remembering some simple, basic steps can help keep pets safe and driver distractions down.

*All animals should ride inside a pickup truck cab, NEVER in the bed of the truck, whether in a crate or tied up.

*Pets should always ride in the back seat of your truck. An animal riding in the front seat can become a driver distraction, putting the driver’s life and the animal’s in jeopardy. The F-Series trucks-F-150 SuperCrew and Super Duty Crew Cab have spacious second-row seats, even accommodating a crate. There are also pet seatbelts on the market.

*Allowing the dog to have his head hang out the window is not good for his health. Rather, crack the window some so there is air in the cabin.

*Be sure all ID tags are properly and securely attached to your dog’s collar in case of separation. Micro-chipping your dog is also an added security measure.

Ford and the American Humane Association have teamed up in a new pet safety campaign to remind pickup truck drivers that dogs should never ride in the bed of a pickup truck. Called “Dogs Ride Inside,” the campaign reminds all drivers that simple, basic actions can prevent serious injury or death while transporting a beloved family pet.

“It is estimated that 100,000 dogs die each year riding in truck beds” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association, the country’s first national humane organization. “Unfortunately, we have all seen dogs riding in the bed of a pickup truck, which is an extremely dangerous way to transport your pet.”

“As America’s truck leader, this is an issue that’s close to the heart for us,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager. “We’re not asking that people go to onerous lengths while driving with pets, but even the smallest steps can make a difference in keeping all passengers in our vehicles safe.”

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