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Pet Safety

 

The Johnson Police Department wants your pets to be safe

Whip Your Home into Shape

Pets can be extremely curious. Ever seen a kitten with a piece of string? How about a dog trying to figure out what that newly arrived mysterious object is?

Here’s the scoop on how to pet proof your home:

  • Cover trash cans or keep them inside a cabinet that latches.
  • Cover heating and air vents.
  • Keep toilet lids closed.
  • Move or cover wires and electrical cords so pets don’t chew on them.
  • Block off any holes or small spaces (for example, behind washers and dryers).
  • Pick up potential choking and poison hazards before you go out.
  • Check spaces that your vacuum can’t access for items such as string.
  • Check for pets before you start the dryer or close drawers.
  • Clean antifreeze from your floors and driveways immediately.
  • Thump your car hood to alert any cats that may have sought shelter in your engine.

Visit https://www.security.org/resources/keeping-pets-safe/ for even more safety tips to keep your furry family member safe and secure.