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Dogs Riding in Truck Beds

 

Is It Illegal in Utah for Animals to Ride Unrestrained on Flatbed Trucks? 

 
Unfortunately, it is perfectly legal for an animal to ride unrestrained on the flatbed of a truck in the state of Utah. Though not illegal, it is incredibly dangerous for the animal and other motorists. The Humane Society of Utah adamantly opposes this practice and urges drivers to find an alternative way to transport their animals, such as a fully secured crate or, even better, inside the cab of the truck. 
 

Background

Foxtail Grass Dangers

So far this season, we've been hearing increasing reports of people having to take their dogs to the veterinarian because of foxtail grass being embedded in their paws, ears, or even their nostrils or groin.
 
The grass seed awn of foxtail grass won't dissolve, and it causes pain and infection. It's barbed, so it will keep traveling through tissue one direction, and it can actually be fatal depending on where it ends up. It needs to be removed surgically.
 

Create a COVID-19 Pet Plan

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, and after experiencing recent earthquake activity in the northern Utah area, the Utah Humane Society is sharing the following tips to keep your pets safe in case of an emergency. Click HERE to read additional tips regarding natural disaster preparedness considerations to reduce injury, loss, and suffering during a disaster.

Halloween pet safety tips 2019

MURRAY, UT (Oct. 22, 2019) -- The Humane Society of Utah reminds pet owners to keep pets safe during holiday events
 
The Halloween season can be a scary time for pets. Holiday festivities may be stressful for furry family members, and the Utah Humane Society cautions pet owners to avoid taking their pet to public areas where moving decorations and scary sounds may cause them undue stress.  
 

Tips for Hiking with your Dog

You might not know, but Utah Humane Society has a team of certified animal behavior experts. They work with the long-term animals in our care to give them the skills and manners they need to be the best furry citizens and companions they can be. They also provide opportunities to help you with your pets, too! 
 

Summer Safety and Hot Weather Pet Tips

MURRAY, UT (July 22, 2019)—Summer concerns for pet owners from the Humane Society of Utah 
 
 
Safety concerns increase with the temperatures as more pets spend time outdoors during the summer months. The extreme heat poses dangers for people and pets alike.  Pet owners should minimize outside exposure for their pets during the day to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If you notice signs or symptoms of heat-related illness in your pet, take them to your veterinarian immediately. Heatstroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.
 

Pet safety tips during July holidays

MURRAY, UT (July 1, 2019) – Firework and summer safety tips for pet owners from the Humane Society of Utah (Utah Humane)
 
The Utah Humane Adoption Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 24, 2019. All other departments will be closed.
 

Halloween pet safety tips 2018

MURRAY, UT (Oct. 24, 2018) --The Humane Society of Utah reminds pet owners to keep pets safe during holiday events
 
Halloween can be a scary time for pets. The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) reminds pet owners that holiday festivities may be stressful for their furry family members and encourages extra attention when opening doors to costumed visitors and partygoers.
 

Pet safety tips during July holidays

MURRAY, UT (July 2, 2018) -- Firework and summer safety tips for pet owners from the Humane Society of Utah
 
The Humane Society of Utah adoption center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
 

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