It’s not unusual to see dogs stuck in the backseat of a car or a pickup truck in the United States.
But some people are using the practice to avoid the long wait times at the border.
In a video posted to YouTube, a man who calls himself the Turtle King, explains how he locks his dog in a car with the door open for about 10 minutes and then gets out.
He tells the story in the video to his followers, who respond in kind.
“My dog has been locked in a locked car for over 10 minutes, waiting for a truck to come and take him,” the Turtle king says.
The video was shot in the Dominican Republic, a country that does not have a national ID card and is not covered by the U.S. Government’s national dog ID program.
But because the man is using the phrase “lock him in a closed car,” it’s unclear exactly what he is talking about.
According to the U-T San Diego, which has an extensive database of U.D.C. dogs, more than 60 percent of the animals were surrendered to U.A.E. Border Patrol, which also does not issue ID cards.
In fact, the UDA has had trouble getting ID cards from the UAA, which is owned by the Dominican government.