Some reports show 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year, and 1,000 home fires are started by pets each year.
a pet rescue plan in place - Discuss with your family who will be responsible for rescuing your pet in the event of a fire. Planning and practicing fire drills will help the family remain calm and help ensure that your pets are not forgotten during a chaotic evacuation.
Make rescuers aware of your pets and their hiding places - As part of your evacuation plan, include a list of your pet’s hiding places so that firefighters will know where to look in case your pets don’t make it out with you. Also, ensure your pets have collars with up-to-date tags attached in case they escape on their own.
Our heroes were at it again, helping us raise awareness. Here they are with pets hoping to get adopted at the Odessa Animal Shelter.