TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - As part of the first annual Pet Safety Week, from October 22 - 28 Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) & the Toronto Humane Society will be sharing daily tips to help pet owners keep their family pets safe.
|TODAY's TIP: Secure all loose electrical cords|
|Dangling cords may tempt young animals to pounce on them or chew them, putting them at risk of electrocution or potentially causing a fire. Tape any slack to the wall or tuck them out of sight, behind appliances. According to the American Kennel Club, an estimated 500,000 pets are affected by home fires every year. Nearly 1,000 of these home fires are accidently started by the homeowners' pets.|
There are many hazards that pet owners may not be aware of. From poisonous plants to dangling electric cords, bored cats and dogs are more likely to find ways to get into trouble. There are few resources available for new and seasoned pet owners on overall safety. Pet Safety Week will arm pet owners with simple strategies on how to stay safe year-round. In years to follow, Pet Safety Week will take place the second last week of October.
For more facts and tips throughout the week watch out for our daily advisories. Visit us online at Twitter (@torontohydro or @THS_tweet), Facebook or torontohydro.com
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro
Emma Sharpe, Toronto Hydro
Barbara Steinhoff, Toronto Humane Society
T: 416-392 2273 Ext. 2149