How awful. Add my prayers for the passenger, and for finding the dog. If anyone is in that area/knows the people, it might help if they could leave some clothes/blankets from the owners near where the accident happened. Often dogs will return to where they last saw the owners.
I hope this dog is found and that the passenger survives. Family members should check the accident scene daily and leave a piece of the owners clothing at a safe difference from the road.
One word people: CRATES
And although my dogs travel in wire crates, plastic crates are safer as there is less chance for a limb to go through an opening and be snapped if the crate goes flying. Doesn't matter if the dog is big or small. Small ones go flying through the windshields in sudden stops (before I crated, my 1st jack sailed from the back of my station wagon to the front seat when I was forced to slam on the brakes and shifted me into neutral in the process!) and even big dogs can be relocated to the harm of the passengers. Not to mention getting loose after the crash.
I've now read the link and yes the dog was crated but the accident forced the crate open. Not sure how that happened, but my advice about crates still stands. Also, knowing that stretch of road, sometimes it's better just to be patient and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Last edited by Kryswyn; Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:16 PM.
Reason: read news article.
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