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Pet Fire Safety

PET FIRE SAFETY KNOW THE FACTS · BE PREPARED • PROTECT YOUR PETS THE SCARY TRUTH ABOUT FIRES TIPS FOR PREVENTING HOUSE FIRES Remove or lock the knobs on your stove your pet may nudge the stove knobs just enough to ignite a burner. Knob covers are an inexpensive and effective way to prevent this from happening. 40,000 pets die each year in house fires 1,000 fires are started by pets each year MAKE AN EMERGENCY KIT Do not leave candles unattended Assemble a portable emergency kit with enough supplies to last 7 days. It should include: • Medications and medical records • Leashes, harnesses or carriers for safe transport • Current photos in case they are lost • Bowls, cat litter and pan, can opener • Plastic bags and paper towels to clean up waste • Toys and pet beds • Emergency contact numbers • Food and bottled water extinguish all open flames when you leave a room so they aren't tipped over with a paw or tail. Consider using flameless candles. Pet-Proof your home go through your home as if you're baby-proofing and eliminate any loose wires or other potential hazards. Beware of water bowls on wooden decks the hot rays of the sun, when filtered through a glass water bowl can actually ignite the wooden deck below. Use ceramic or stainless steel instead. BE PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY ... PET ALERT CO FIRE RESCUE PLEASE SAVE OUR PET(S) pocis) CAT(S) GET A RESCUE ALERT STICKER ARRANGE A SAFE HAVEN KEEP IDENTIFICATION MAKE AN EMERGENCY KIT ON YOUR PET These stickers, placed on a front-facing window, will alert rescue workers of Arrange a place for pets to stay if you evacuate. Do not leave your pets at home. If it isn't safe for you, it isn't safe for them! Have your kit made and keep it in a safe location near your front door for easy Keep up-to-date license and contact info on your pet at all times. Consider having pets microchipped. the presence of pets inside your home. access. DP Share this important information with all your pet loving friends. Learn more about Pet Fire Safety at JULY 15TH IS NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY!

Pet Fire Safety

shared by DogingtonPost on Jul 17
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As part of the Dogington Post’s Pet Fire Safety campaign, we’ve created this infographic with easy to read tips, scary truths about fires, and reference points for emergency preparedness. 40,00...


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