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If you see a dog that is unattached in the back of a pick-up truck, call 911. Record the information about the vehicle so that you have it on hand for your call:
- Licence plate number
- Make and model of vehicle
- Description of dog
What is the best way to secure a pet in a vehicle?
Unrestrained pets are a major distraction to drivers and can cause vehicle collisions. In a crash, pets become flying objects and can cause serious injury to themselves and others.
- Put the dog inside the vehicle with you and use a secured crate or a dog seatbelt to restrain your pet.
- If you must transport your pet in the back of a truck, the safest method is in a secured crate in the centre of your truck box.
Find out more about transporting your pet safely.