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Fire Safety For Pets

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Pets? More Like Family!

A fire emergency can hit when you least expect it. SERVPRO understands the need and importance to have an evacuation plan for all members of the family. While you should always be most focused on keeping you and your family safe, you should also spend time on creating a pet evacuation plan. Pet preparation gives you a better chance of getting your pets out of danger as well. Here are some tips to create a great pet evacuation plan:

Practice Evacuating

Emergencies can make it hard to think of everything you need to do in that second. It is important to practice your plan so you will be better prepared if the emergency ever occurs. This can be helpful for all members of the family regardless if they have two or four legs.

Evaluate Your Pets

Its not possible to have your eyes on your pets at every moment of the day. You don't want to put yourself at risk by searching for your dog or cat during a fire emergency, so its important to know where they typically go if frightened. If you know your pets typical hiding spots, it can be easier to find them in an emergency.

Keep Collars and Leashes Handy

Fires are frightening to everyone, but they are especially frightening to dogs. By keeping their collars and leashes handy, you can more easily guide them out of the house. If you are unable to find them, it can be easier for the fire department to get them out if they are wearing collars. It can be a good idea to hang leashes by the door you are planning to evacuate through.

Vacation Plan

Everyone has a different preference of pet care when they are on vacation. Emergencies can happen while you are away, so it is important to still have a plan for your pets. We suggest having a trusted individual stay at your home with your pets or boarding them at a local business like Hounds Hideaway. By doing either of these, your pets time alone and unmonitored is limited.

We are ready to help at anytime of the day. Call SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties at 501-328-3301.

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