Saturday, January 5, 2013
Life-jackets for dogs
Department for Agriculture in Colorado is considering making dog life-jackets in pet-centre pools across the state compulsory in order to ensure all pets are safe.
Authorities say the change in law is necessary following the death of three dogs in the state last year.
The draft rules state: 'Every dog must wear a personal flotation device while in or while having access to a pool area whenever the pool water is deeper than the height of the dog at its shoulder.
'All pools must have a minimum of one lifeguard constantly observing the pool area while dogs have access to the pool area in addition to any other required supervision.'
The plans are due to go out for a public consultation.