TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of Pet Safety Week - October 20 - 26, Toronto Hydro and the Toronto Humane Society are teaming up to share simple safety tips to help keep your furry friends safe from potential dangers year-round.
Today's Tip: Pet-proof balconies
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a pet falling from the balcony is so prevalent that veterinarians have dubbed it "High Rise Syndrome." Although most falls from terraces or high-rise windows are accidental, they can tragically result in severe injuries or even death.
Pet owners living in condos or apartments should take necessary steps to ensure their pets are out of harm's way.
Pet-Proofing your balcony:
- Place protective fencing against the balcony's rails to keep the pet securely inside and heighten railings depending on the size of your pet
- Keep dangling cords and lights out-of-sight and ensure wires aren't frayed
- Supervise your pets and never leave them alone for long periods of time
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 726,000 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 Ontario.
Image with caption: "Meet Smokey Bear, the balcony-loving cat. Toronto Hydro’s annual pet safety week reminds pet owners to pet-proof balconies to ensure pets stay safe while enjoying the outdoors. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141020_C2191_PHOTO_EN_6839.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, [email protected], 416-903-0440