|Gibson is proud of his Pet Safety Card.|
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Licensed Sibes in the Car: Bark Buckle Up!
Just in time for holiday travel, I'd like to once again talk about pet travel safety, expanding upon my original Be Smart Ride Safe post from October when we took "the Pledge" to continue buckling up our Sibes for safety. Today is a very important day in the FiveSibes' household. In the mail arrived all five of their driver's licenses. Well, actually, they are canine passenger Pet Safety Registration Cards. These cards look similar to our driver's licenses, and include a valid photo of our pet, as well as valuable information about our pets who travel with us. The cards are kept in the car's glove compartment.
An alert sticker is placed on the car's driver's side window to notify emergency personnel that this information is on board in case of an accident or other travel incident.
Information listed on the card includes the pet's name, type, sex, breed, color, birthdate, weight, vet info, pet parent name and info, a friend's name and info, and a spot for important information such as if our pet requires specific medical attention or has a medical condition. On my Gibson's card, we have listed that he is an epileptic and requires specifically timed medications.
To sign up your pet for their very own free Pet Safety Kit, which includes the Pet Safety Card and window sticker, visit the Bark Buckle Up site and complete the online form. It's a very simple step to ensure the safety of our beloved pets. While you're there, be sure to link over to the Be Smart Ride Safe site and take "the Pledge."
Here are a few videos from the Pet Safety Lady on the proper ways to buckle-up your pet:
With the holiday shopping season upon us, while it is tempting to bring our pets along for the ride, let's leave them safely at home instead. In all of the hub-bub, they can get loose, escape from the car, become frantic with the busy cars and even busier shoppers, and wind up getting lost, injured, or killed. When traveling to visit family, be sure all pets are safe and happy passengers by buckling them up either with their own seat belt or in a crate. Their safety equals safety for all the passengers, both human and canine, as well as that of our fellow highway travelers.
Here's to a very happy and safe holiday travel season!