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July 18, 2013
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Dogs, trucks and safety

Did you know that approximately 100,000 dogs die each year from being tossed out of truck beds? I see dogs loose, sometimes tethered, in truck beds all the time around here; I always wonder what’s wrong with those drivers. Don’t they consider their canine companions as family? Would they allow their children or grandchildren to ride in such a dangerous place? Don’t these drivers know that, should they come to a sudden stop, a loose dog will not stop but keep moving? One recent sighting really gave me pause: a flatbed truck (no side rails or tailgate on the bed) …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 18, 2013 06:35PM Published Jul 18, 2013 06:35PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.