Toronto Hydro's Pet Safety Week 2014 - A Tip a Day to Keep Your Pets Safe
22 Oct, 2014, 07:00 ET
TORONTO, Oct. 22, 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: Discourage pets from hiding behind appliances
Cats often hide behind appliances and electronics, which can pose a fire hazard. Encourage pets to stay out of tight areas like behind the fridge or television. Provide appropriate hiding places for your cat to help protect her from everyday hazards around your home.
Sometimes cats like to hide in clothes dryers or washing machines, which can be fatal. If the behaviour can't be controlled, be vigilant in closing the doors on appliances and make sure there's enough clearance around the appliance to ensure your pets can't be trapped.
To watch our daily pet safety videos, visit us on Twitter @torontohydro or facebook.com/torontohydro. For tips on year-round pet safety, visit torontohydro.com/petsafety.
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.
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Image with caption: "Meet Hershey, the curious kitty who likes to lounge on the office printer. Pets find comfort in hiding in warm spots, like on electronics, behind fridges, near televisions or other home appliances. Discourage pets from finding these spots, as they're fire hazards. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141022_C2132_PHOTO_EN_6960.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, [email protected], 416-903-0440
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