The Gloucester Kennel Club of Virginia, Inc., celebrated National Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15 by donating two complete pet resuscitation kits to the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc.
“Hazards are all around our homes and your pet’s safety depends on you,” said Lisa Little, GKC president. “Numerous house fires are started each year by our pets and we would like to spread awareness about how pets can start home fires, but more importantly, how to prevent them.”
GVFRS spokesperson Hanna Carson said the National Pet Fire Safety Day was started in 2009 to bring awareness to pet owners about the potential risks to pets when they are left home alone.
Carson said the GVFRS is appreciative of the two pet resuscitation kits that the GKC provided. “These kits will be placed on apparatus located at both GVFRS Station 1 and Station 6, and will be available for members to use in the case of a pet emergency at a fire,” she said.
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