No. Some cities have ordinances prohibiting the practice but in Denton, Fido can ride in the back of the truck if the owner wants him to.

If a dog happens to fall out and get injured, police say it would be difficult to prosecute as animal cruelty because it's such a common practice. Some might consider it failure to secure your load, but that would only result in a citation.

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