Globe Newswire 13-Jul-2018 1:00 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla., July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADT Inc. (NYSE:ADT), the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, is recognizing the 10th anniversary of National Pet Fire Safety Day with tips on how to keep dogs and cats safe from home fires.
The American Veterinary Medical Association reports at least 40,000 pets die in home fires each year and another 500,000 are affected, mostly by smoke inhalation. According to the National Fire Protection Association, pets and wild animals start about 700 home fires annually.
Two dachshunds belonging to Renee Henricks were almost part of those statistics. On June 21, her beloved pets were trapped inside Henrick's Oklahoma home as a fast-moving fire nearly consumed it. Henricks was outside when ADT called, alerting her to the fire.
"My dogs are like my children. They mean everything to me," said Henricks. "Without monitored protection from ADT, I wouldn't have seen the smoke billowing from my house and rushed to get the dogs out."
Securing a home with monitored protection is one way to help save precious pets from perishing in a home fire. Here are other prevention tips:
Another safety tip is to practice "doggie fire drills," like ADT customer Angela Campbell who experienced a house fire earlier this year in Colorado. Home alone, her dogs safely evacuated through their doggie door upon hearing the smoke alarm.
"It's basic reward training," Campbell said. "You get excited like it's a game, and then you give them treats at the end."
ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada, people on-the-go and their networks. Making security more accessible than ever before, and backed by 24/7 customer support, ADT is committed to providing superior customer service with a focus on speed and quality of responsiveness, helping customers feel safer and empowered. ADT is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and employs approximately 17,500 people in the United States and Canada.
tel: +1 561.322.7235
Limited Time Offer:
Claim your free copy of income expert Bryan Perry's new report:
My Top Monthly Dividend Payer (8% Dividend Yield)
You'll also receive Bryan Perry's weekly e-letter, Dividend Investing Weekly, at no cost, along with other associated financial content and special offers.