Recognize “Love Your Pet Day” By Keeping Your Furry Friend Safe

Posted by  //  February 20, 2012  //  Local Business

Why Buckling Up Your Pet Is a Smart Move

If drivers buckle up children to keep them safe, why not buckle up the family pet? While seat-belting Fido or Fluffy may sound far fetched, it’s actually a way to help reduce auto accidents as well as keeping your furry friends from harm. “Love Your Pet Day” was February 20th and if you don’t already, you should assure the safety of your pet during travel.

Whether it’s a trip to the vet or a cross-country vacation drive, it’s a good idea to make sure that everyone – including the family pet – buckles up for safety. National safety statistics reveal that the number of pets riding in cars is at an all-time high, and the majority are traveling unrestrained.

“Many pets are considered family members, and just like young children, they must completely rely on the driver’s wisdom to be safe inside the car,” said Allstate New York spokesperson Jaclyn Darrohn. Darrohn says even pets that are always well-behaved during car rides can just as easily be the victim of a crash as the instigator of one.

Demonstrating love by properly restraining pets in automobiles will provide a safer and more focused environment for the driver, passengers and surrounding vehicles by preventing the animal from:

  • Blocking rear window views
  • Roaming between seats and jumping between the front and back seats
  • Tearing and clawing upholstery
  • Noticing other animals in cars or near the road that results in ongoing barking
  • Escaping through an open door or window

Allowing pets to become familiar and comfortable with being inside a vehicle before taking them on a journey plays an important role in reducing their anxiety when the wheels actually begin to roll. The calmer an animal is riding in a car, the less of a distraction it’s likely to be.

For More information and a new quote please call Shirley Eizember, Pinckney Insurance Agency, 41 Port Watson St, Cortland New York. 607-756-8505

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®.

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