|Every year countless animals are killed or injured in B.C. because they are not properly restrained while traveling in vehicles. “The problem is particularly dangerous when guardians let their dogs ride unrestrained in the back of a pick-up truck,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “Tragically, BC SPCA animal protection officers and local veterinarians receive many emergency calls every year to help badly injured dogs thrown from the back of a pick-up or strangled to death when they fell over the side of a truck. It is a heartbreaking situation because these deaths are completely preventable if proper precautions are taken to secure their pet in their vehicle.”
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The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.