July 15 has been declared National Pet Fire Safety Day by the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services, but why is it so important? Our pets are not able to pick up the phone and call rescuers if they are home alone when a fire breaks out. They also cannot open doors or windows to escape, so they must rely on us as pet owners to keep them safe. With more than 500,000 pets affected by house fires each year, and 1,000 fires estimated to be caused by pets themselves, it has become crucial to be educated on pet fire safety. Here at Kitty Kasa, we want to be sure that pet owners and pets alike are well prepared in the unfortunate case of a house fire.
If a fire does break out, it's important to be aware of what you can do to help alert firemen to your pets location.
For many of us, our pets are our family, and we want to be able to protect them as much as possible in the event of an emergency. The ASPCA also offers additional information on how to prepare your pet and home prior to a disaster here.
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