UK News > Battersea issues a clear warning to all dog owners traveling with their pets
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has issued a warning to dog owners traveling in cars with their pets – they are encouraging them to exercise proper restraint while driving.
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Battersea has issued a warning after it was discovered dog owners had inadvertently broken the rules while traveling in a car with them. pet.
The Animal Rescue Center is calling for driversproperly restrain dogs while driving so they cannot injure the driver or themselves, should they need to stop suddenly.
Under Highway codeMotorists can be fined up to £5,000 and have their license revoked for not keeping an animal in the vehicle while it is in motion.
Ignoring the rules can also void their car and pet insurance, making it impossible for them to successfully claim if they get into an accident on the road.
According to a new study, conducted by Battersea in partnership with CarStore, more than two-thirds of motorists are not aware of the current rules surrounding driving with dogs.
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Rob Bays, dog training and behavior manager at Battersea, said: “With the good stuff weather back, more families may be looking to travel with their dogs during their stay, and Battersea wants to make sure dog owners have the right knowledge before embarking on a car journey with their pet.
“When in the car with your dog, it’s important that they feel comfortable in their environment to reduce stress and anxiety. So get your pet familiar with your vehicle first. at the beginning of a long journey will help them get used to the move.
“It’s also important to make sure they are restrained appropriately so they can’t distract you while driving or injure you or themselves, if you need to stop suddenly.
“Seat belts, pet racks, pet crates or protectors are all the right ways to travel safely with your pets.”
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