PET SAFETY WEEK 2013 - October 20-26
TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - If you're a pet owner, you likely do
everything you can to ensure that your four-legged friends are free
from harm. From getting their noses into poisonous plants, to catching
their paws on dangling electric cords, animals easily find ways to get
into trouble. That's why Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto
Hydro") and the Toronto Humane Society have teamed up for the second
annual Pet Safety Week. This year, Pet Safety Week takes place from
October 20 - 26. Pet owners will be armed with simple strategies to
keep animals safe, all year-round.
To prevent pets from becoming "sick as a dog," pet owners should:
Pet proof the home (similar to baby proofing,) in order to keep animals
out of harm's way.
Be mindful of electrical equipment like street lighting fixtures, metal
covers on the sidewalk, street signs, and other energized utility
It's unknown just how many animals ingest substances that cause illness
or death. However, the Toronto Humane Society says that many
day-to-day items inside and outside the home can be potential risks and
warns owners to:
Be diligent in making sure that toxic items are out of reach. Simple
foods such as chocolate can be dangerously toxic, and can even be fatal
to some pets.
And with Halloween just around the corner, a lot of potentially
dangerous treats will be left outside and in the home.
For more facts and tips throughout the week, watch for daily advisories
or visit the website at torontohydro.com/safety. Tips and photos will be posted on Twitter (@torontohydro or @THS_tweet), Flickr (flickr.com/torontohydro), and Facebook. Customers are also encouraged to send in photos of
their family pet in costume via Twitter or Facebook to be added to our
'Howloween' picture galleries.
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
723,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest
municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes
approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the Province of
Our World. Our City. Our Responsibility. See what we are doing to be
safe, reliable and sustainable at torontohydro.com/responsibility
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About The Toronto Humane Society:
The mission of the Toronto Humane Society is to promote the humane care
and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. The
Toronto Humane Society provides high quality care to the animals who
are surrendered to the shelter and finds them forever homes as quickly
as possible. The Toronto Humane Society receives no government funding.
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Barbara Steinhoff, Toronto Humane Society
T: 416-392 2273 Ext. 2149