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Let us educate you on the safety of Tow Truck drivers and proper care of rescued animals.
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What are "Hooks"?
A "Hook" is a name given to "Tow Truck Drivers" or "The vehicle used to tow your vehicle."
Terms like "Call a Hook!", "On the Hook!", "A Hook is on its way!" all refer to a tow truck and its driver to assist a stranded motorist.
When most of us think "Tow Truck driver" the assumption is a greasy, dirty, guy who shows up in a beat up truck who is only called to cause damage to a vehicle that needs assists or "steal" a vehicle for repossession.
When in reality these Professionals are trained and certified yearly to find the proper way to not only unlock your vehicle, change your tire, but also how to tow your vehicle safely from one location to another. As technology increases in our vehicles, tow truck drivers need to know how to handle these advancements to not disable your vehicle.
Each time a Tow Truck Driver is at a vehicle, it is due to someone calling them for assistance; may it be you calling them, the police calling them, community management calling them, or a finance company calling them.
Tow Truck drivers are not allowed to just randomly show up to a vehicle and remove that vehicle.
For many years Tow Truck Drivers, even though available to be on the road 24 hours a day, were not considered "first responders" but recently, with the current training and cross-training, they have been deemed first responders in many states.
This means Tow Truck Drivers are now covered under the Slow Down Move Over Laws.
Did you know how our rescue represents those Hooks who have died on the Job?
For every Six(6) days another Tow Truck Driver Dies on the job. These hero's are not lost with us. Our rescue remembers these lives by naming animals, that come into our rescue with out a name, a representation of the driver that has passed .
Slow Down Move Over For Towing Operators
As we all seek comfort and security in our home, we wish that the comfort and security is up to par to cover all our family members.
Many home insurance companies restrict against pets based on the what type of pet, breed of pet, or even size of pet.
As you apply for adoption or foster of one of our pets we ask "do you have Home insurance? what company?" We ask these very important question to ensure your home in covered for all incidences that may occur when we place a pet in your home. We are proud to ensure your home is covered with insurance that will cover your new pet.
Statement from an insurance carrier:
"doesn't provide liability coverage for dog bite-related claims involving pit bulls, Rottweilers, or wolf mixes. They require their policy holders sign an exclusion waiver of liability for dog bites."
Does your insurance carrier have restrictions? Contact your agent to find out.