May is #NationalPetMonth and we want to remind you about pet fire safety.

Who let the dogs out????? To kick off #NationalPetMonth, we want to remind everyone about pet fire safety. With stay-at-home orders in place in many jurisdictions, we have been made aware of many fire departments responding to fires, then searching for family pets. Many people have “fur babies” and we are very aware that animals are a part of many families. No matter the type of pet, putting safety measures in place will protect your human and animal family. With more home-cooked meals, there are more opportunities to think about pets in our kitchens and practicing cooking safety.

pastedImage_5Pets are curious and can bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stoves                         and countertops.

pastedImage_6Consider using battery-operated flameless candles. 

pastedImage_7Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don't chew through electrical cords. Have any                                        problems checked by a professional.  

pastedImage_8.pngMake sure pets are included in your evacuation plan when possible. Never go back inside a burning                                     building for pets. Tell the firefighters if your pet is trapped. 

Download our Pet Fire Safety tip sheet to share online and provide to veterinarians in your area.

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Kelly Ransdell
Regional Director, South Central Region

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