Friday, July 25, 2008
New ordinance prevents dogs from riding in bed of pick-up trucks
Over the years while driving , I've witnessed several dogs jump to their death from the bed of pick-up trucks. That's why I was glad to see that Walton County has passed a new animal ordinance preventing dogs from riding in open bed vehicles. According to the article at the Walton Sun, dogs now have to be confined in a carrier or restrained by a minimum of two tethers attached to the vehicle and the collar of the animal. The new ordinance also punishes keeping animals in the bed of a pick-up truck when the temperatures are above 90 degrees or below 40 degrees and from keeping animals in the trunk of a vehicle or unattended in a vehicle without proper climate control.