House Fire Tip for Dogs
House fires are a potentially lethal event for animals. They often cannot escape, and fire fighters may not know pets are present. Pets that are rescued often suffer from severe smoke inhalation or serious skin burns. Emergency veterinary care is essential for these animals to survive.
Every home with animals should have a prominent sign on the house to alert fire department personnel of the presence of pets in the house. This can help improve the likelihood of their rescue.