TORONTO, Oct. 23, 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: Protect your pet from Contact Voltage
As a pet owner, it's important to be educated on how to keep your pet safe. Contact voltage is an intermittent condition that exists when electricity or voltage is present on street equipment. Help your pet avoid and step around electrical equipment, including streetlighting poles, handwells, decorative lighting, signage and shelters. Here are some ways to help protect yourself and your pet while out on a walk:
- Walk your pet close to the storefront and stay clear of streetlighting
- Use a leash that's made of non-conductive material, preferably nylon
- Don't tie your leash to street poles or near handwells
Toronto Hydro has taken steps to minimize the occurrence of contact voltage in the city. Read more about our regular surveillance program and the handwell replacement program by visiting torontohydro.com/contactvoltage.
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.
Image with caption: "When walking your pets, steer them away from electrical equipment commonly found on sidewalks, such as signage, decorative lighting and streetlight poles. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141023_C1357_PHOTO_EN_7017.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, [email protected], 416-903-0440