The American Humane Society reports that an estimated 100,000 dogs die from riding in truck beds alone each year.
And that doesn’t include the dogs that die from jumping out of car windows or dogs who are unsecured in the car during a collision.
PetAutoSafety.com reports over 6 million car accidents every year.
How many dogs die a year?
6.2 million dogs
How many pets die in car crashes?
Car Crash and Pet Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 5,687,000 crashes in 2013, with 1,591,000 injuries and 32,719 fatalities. Of that, an estimated 172,000 children were injured in those traffic crashes.
How many dogs die in cars?
Every year, PETA receives reports about dogs, cats, and other animals who have died after being left in hot cars or outside during the summer months. Fifty-eight animals endured hot weather–related deaths in 2018 alone—and those are just the ones that were reported.
Do dogs survive car accidents?
Sadly, the majority of dogs do not survive the trauma of being hit by a car. If your dog is lucky enough to not sustain life-ending injuries, his or her survival is enhanced by a calm and prepared parent.