Visit for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members

Go Back Forums >

Pets & Animals Whether you have dogs, cats, ferrets, birds or horses, post with others in this friendly pet forum. Lost a pet? We have a Rainbow Bridge forum too.

Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2004, 02:28 PM
Abear's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Heart of Cajun Country
Posts: 4,607
Pets May Have to Buckle Up

Just wondering what everyone else's take on this is.

When we travel, we do have our mini doxie in a carrier in the back seat of the car. However, I have never taken her to the vet in her carrier.....only on a leash.

Pets May Have to Buckle Up

Mar 26, 8:16 am ET

SANTA FE, N.M. (Reuters) - Buckle up Fido!
The city of Santa Fe may soon require pet owners to restrain their dogs, cats and ferrets in special pet seats or with seat belts while traveling in a moving vehicle.

The ordinance, endorsed by the city's public safety committee, would also require that "animals in open beds of trucks and cars be tethered or restrained enough so the animal can't fly out the window," said Kate Rindy, executive director of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, who helped develop the proposed law.

Rindy said dog seat belts as well as portable pet carriers would fit the bill, as would someone merely "holding a pet in their lap," she said. "Just like people need to be safe, so do animals."

There are special restraints on the market selling for about $20 to $30 to attach an animal to a seat belt.

The pet restraint law in vehicles is part of a larger animal measure that tackles regulations for items such as spaying and neutering pets.

The city council will vote on the ordinance within the month, Rindy said.


Hook 'Em Horns!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2004, 08:23 PM
ncjeepster's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Groupie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: around & about in NC
Posts: 489
I think sometimes or in some instances they are going a little to far. I just found out that a law just passed that children up to 8 have to be strapped in a car seat. I just can't imagine an 8 yr old in a car seat.

But sometimes you see people that have their dog in their lap while they are driving, I think that is a little too much. But I don't agree with this at all. I don't think some of the so called safety measures are working in some cases anyway. Just look at the number of people that were stuck in their seatbelt and couldn't get out, I would hate to be in a accident and be unable to unstrap them, I just can't bear the thought. I know I was in an accident in 97 and the airbag got me and then the seat belt malfunctioned. Are these belts tested in different situations? Just makes you wonder. I guess they are not getting enough money on seatbelt tickets and they have raised the fine so high, that they can't raise it anymore, so what next infant up to 8 yrs and dogs.

Dogs cannot speak for themselves, and if they are in trouble how would we or anyone assiting at an accident know if they need help. But that is just my opinon, maybe we should just put a seat belt over the entire car and that way every one would be protected.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parenting with Pets: The Magic of Raising Children with Animals Amanda Books for Adults 1 08-11-2016 06:05 AM
White House Pets Amanda Movies & DVDs 0 09-25-2008 07:28 AM
Evacuation Planning for Families with Pets ajrsmom Pets & Animals 0 10-01-2004 07:18 PM
Tips for Traveling with your pets ajrsmom Travel & Vacations 0 01-30-2004 04:00 PM
Pets and Halloween kimmyo Pets & Animals 0 10-07-2002 06:50 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:14 AM.

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.


Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service® is sponsored in part by...

Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone |

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer