Salt Lake County Animal Companies encourages seat belts for pets after canine died in accident

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SALT LAKE CITY — Everyone knows seat belts save lives, however one passenger is usually missed. Pet. Salt Lake County Animal Companies is encouraging pet homeowners to put on seat belts on their canine after responding to a number of current crashes.

“We’ve responded to 2 incidents within the final month and a half which have resulted within the deaths of two canine,” stated Salt Lake County Animal Companies Officer Jerry Cantor.

Cantor believes {that a} canine’s seat belt has a big impression on accidents. Helps maintain pets within the automotive.

“It prevents your pet from going via home windows and retains your pet away from first responders so you will get medical care,” she stated.

Cantor says it might appear to be extra work for pet homeowners, but it surely’s value taking further steps to guard them.

“The additional 10 to fifteen seconds to maintain everybody secure is value it,” she stated. “We buckle our children and we are able to buckle our pets too.”

Teresa Wilhelmsen and her black lab Emory do all the pieces collectively, together with automotive rides. “She’s an outstanding canine. She actually is,” she stated. Their bond is plain. “She’s my loopy monkey, my whole loopy monkey.”

Wilhelmsen credit Emory’s pet seatbelts with protecting her secure through the crash at 2100 South and State Avenue just a few months in the past.

“I keep in mind a automotive crashing into us and I regarded within the rearview mirror and noticed[Emory]. There was,” stated Wilhelmsen. Neither have been injured within the collision.

She hopes others will study from her expertise and proceed to put on Emory’s seatbelt whereas within the automotive.

“I will not seat belt her now,” stated Wilhelmsen.

Canine seat belts are round $10 to $15 and could be discovered at pet provide shops or on-line.

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