Mount Pleasant student pushes for law to restrain dogs in pickups

February 8, 2014 

— A Mount Pleasant high school student is pushing for a law requiring pickup truck drivers to secure their dogs in the truck bed.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported 16-year-old Megan Herlihy went before the Town Council this week to urge passage of the law. The council was reluctant, but the teenager plans to keep trying.

Herlihy said she was prompted by an incident eight years ago when a neighbor’s puppy was thrown from the back of a pickup truck, suffered serious injuries and had to be put down.

Mayor Linda Page said her golden retriever once fell from a pickup and broke a leg. Still, she said she was hesitant to pass an ordinance, saying part of it is an enforcement issue not unlike texting and driving.

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