TORONTO, Oct. 24, 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: Always be prepared for emergencies - Don't forget about your pet!
In the event of an emergency, you and your family may need to get by without lighting, heating, hot water or even running water. Stock your kit with enough supplies to last at least three days and update it whenever necessary to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones, including your four-legged family.
It's recommended that you have enough supplies for up to 72 hours. Some suggestions are:
- Human and pet food
- Medication – for both your family and pets
- A sturdy crate or carrier in case you need to leave home
- Leash/collar/name tag
- Veterinarian information and a recent photo of your pet
- First aid supplies
- Treats and toys
A full list of emergency items can be found on our website by visiting torontohydro.com/emergencykit.
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: "It's important for families to be prepared in the event of an emergency, or an extended power outage. If you have a pet, make sure you include pet supplies in your emergency kit. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141024_C1840_PHOTO_EN_7063.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, email@example.com, 416-903-0440