Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WSJ Features Bark Buckle UP

Bark Buckle UP was featured in the Wall Street Journal article written by Gwendolyn Bounds an amazing writer, the article was also featured in print COVER of Personal Section on June 29th, 2011 get your copy today.

Quoted in the article was our founder Christina Selter Pet Safety Lady, two of Bark Buckle UP members Ms Hance with Cocoa buckled up and Ms. Eshoo her new dog Delilah, Dan Johnston from Volvo Cars North America and Sheriff Patrick Perez from Kane County IL.

About 89% of pets traveling in cars last year weren't secured properly, says Christina Selter, founder of advocacy group Bark Buckle Up who collects national data from police and fire agencies. Still, it's an improvement from 2008, when 98% were unsecured. Currently, there are no federal or state laws requiring pets be secured inside vehicles, Ms. Selter says.

Fido, buckle up. More drivers are putting their dogs in seatbelts and other restraints as awareness increases that loose dogs in the car can be distracting and dangerous. Wendy Bounds explains.

Please see the full article here: Read More


Blair said...

Greetings! Please see the international dog and horse shockings on StreetZaps,
please disseminate this vital public service to preclude
more injuries or fatalities. Many thanks for all your commendable work and stay safe!



Just so you know, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide, Petfinder, and New
York Dog Chat. The National Electric Code showcases the site.


Blair Sorrel, Founder

Contact voltage is a chronic hidden hazard that can readily victimize
an unsuspecting dog, walker, or both. No dog lover could possibly
observe a more horrifying scene than witnessing his beloved pet
instantaneously maimed or tragically electrocuted. When you exercise
your pooch, please exercise greater prudence. Common outdoor
electrical and metal fixtures may shock or even kill your vulnerable
dog. And depending upon the current, the walker will be bitten and
like poor Aric Roman, suffer permanently. But you can, indeed,

Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND
AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward
generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie.,
plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s
resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try
to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands
when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may
memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in
doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external
conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness.
And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually
put your pet at even greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.

Ivo Beutler said...

The safety of pets is also taken into account by animal advocates to prevent accidents from happening during travels. Keeping them strapped o their seats will also keep them from running around once the doors are opened. That way, you'd be able to keep them in a sort of leash so they won't be able to run around.

Ivo Beutler