National Pet Fire Safety Day
Observed annually on July 15th, National Pet Fire Safety Day is a holiday that encourages everyone to take the time to learn more about what they need to do to keep their pets safe if there’s a fire. Every year, approximately 40,000 pets die in residential fires-most of them from smoke inhalation.
This is a tragedy that far too many pet owners aren’t prepared to deal with. That’s why everyone is encouraged on this day to learn how to protect their pets and their homes from fire. This is a holiday that’s been observed since 2009 and is just as relevant today as it was back then.
The History Of National Pet Fire Safety Day
National Pet Fire Safety Day was invented in 2009 by ADT Security and the Kennel Club. These two organizations wanted to found a day that would educate pet owners about the importance of taking preventative measures to protect their homes and their pets. It’s been a holiday that’s been observed ever since.
Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe
If you’re looking for where to start when it comes to pet safety, then allow us to tell you that you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to list some of the steps to making your home safer for your pet. Let’s take a look at them so that you can move towards protecting your pets.
- Never leave lit candles or fireplaces unattended.
- Remove stove knobs or use a knob cover to prevent animals from lighting the stove’s burners.
- Put a sticker on each entrance to your home that lets firefighters know that you have a pet inside.
- Make a fire safety evacuation plan.
- Purchase monitored smoke detectors and make sure they’re operating properly.
- After a fire, keep an eye on your pet to watch for signs of smoke inhalation.
Observing National Pet Fire Safety Day
Pet owners who are looking to observe this holiday can do so by taking the time to create their pet protection plan and putting it into operation. It’s also a good day to spread the word about this holiday by using the hashtag #NationalPetFireSafetyDay on your social media accounts.