Santa Fe may require seat belts for pets


SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) — Buckle up Fido!

The city of Santa Fe may soon require pet owners to restrain their dogs, cats and ferrets in special pet seats or with seat belts while traveling in a moving vehicle.

The ordinance, endorsed by the city’s public safety committee, would also require that “animals in open beds of trucks and cars be tethered or restrained enough so the animal can’t fly out the window,” said Kate Rindy, executive director of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, who helped develop the proposed law.

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