THINK what could happen in a crash if you don’t secure your dog.
* Your dog could be thrown through the front window incurring severe injury or even death.
* Your dog could act as a missile hitting the driver and causing them to veer out of control.
* Your dog could be thrown from the back seat at such force they could break bones or incur life threatening internal injuries.
* Your dog could be knocked unconscious or experience such shock that it permanently changes their personality.
* If your dog is a large breed, such as a Labrador, he could be catapulted through the car with the force of a baby elephant, in all likelihood, injuring all in his way.
* It is unlikely the dog would survive such a violent impact.
* If you are involved in an accident, it is safer for all concerned if your dog is restrained in the car. A dog which is loose could run straight into the traffic and be killed or even cause another accident.
Did You Know?
* In Britain there are 8 million dog owners.
* 35 per cent of dog owners consider their dog as their ideal travel partners, with a further 10 per cent saying their dog is more entertaining than their partner, child or best friend.
* 88 per cent of Brits agreed that belting up is the key to dog safety.
* 60 per cent have NEVER done this.
* Making a dog wear a special harness is not unkind, most pets actually feel more secure when they are restrained, either using a harness, in a travel kennel, or behind a dog guard.