Pet safety nonprofit makes dog dummies for crash tests

10/20/2013 | Star-News (Wilmington, N.C.)

Canine crash-test dummies developed by the Reston, Va.-based Center for Pet Safety make it possible to assess the safety of travel products for pets. Center founder Lindsey Wolko came up with the idea after her dog was seriously injured despite being restrained when Wolko stopped quickly to avoid a crash. The first products tested were automotive restraints for dogs; future tests will cover vehicle crates, carriers and barriers, along with other products as funding becomes available.

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