Make a Difference This #GivingTuesday!

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🎉 #GivingTuesday is TOMORROW! And, you can give TODAY!⁣

⁣#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement where the world comes together to give time, a donation, or the power of voice for the issues that speak to you!  ⁣

⁣Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.⁣

⁣It’s the perfect way for you to give back this holiday season. We believe keeping our pets safe from pet suffocation is essential! Please help us further our mission! Know that every penny goes towards sparing families around the world from the heartbreak of losing their pets to suffocation, which happens within minutes. ⁣

Prevent Pet Suffocation is collecting donations, big and small, to help continue raising awareness and saving the lives of cats, dogs, and wildlife from suffocation.⁣

⁣Together we give!

Want to start early? Click on the DONATE Button on our website’s HOME PAGE! Thank you! 👉🏼

5 Ways to Give Back to Prevent Pet Suffocation for #GivingTuesday!

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🎉 Will you be participating in #GivingTuesday this year?

Though monetary donations may be the first thing that comes to mind, there are so many different ways you can give back this year.

1️⃣ Give time – You can help by sharing our infographics at vet offices, pet shelters, rescue groups, and pet stores.

2️⃣ Give voice – Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about the risks of pet suffocation. 

3️⃣ Give money – You can use the donate button on our Facebook, Instagram, or website.

4️⃣ Give skills or goods – If you have a special talent for design, social media, or art, think about offering these skills to your favorite nonprofit.

5️⃣ Share our mission – Share our social media posts, PSAs, and infographics with your connections.

Please consider supporting Prevent Pet Suffocation this #GivingTuesday! Use the Donate Button on the Home Page of our website! 👉

Happy Thanksgiving from Prevent Pet Suffocation!

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🦃 Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Prevent Pet Suffocation! ⁣

⁣Today and every day, we are so thankful for your support and advocacy, especially during the last two chaotic years. We value even more the loyalty from our followers.  ⁣

As you’re enjoying the holiday with friends and family, remember to keep all of those yummy turkey trimmings, food bags, and snack bags stored safely away from your pet.⁣

Serve food in containers and always keep kitchen pantry doors closed.

⁣It’s a perfect day to remind all of your family and guests about the importance of protecting your pets from suffocation, especially during the busy holiday season!⁣

We hope you and your pets all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

A #GivingTuesday Video Message from our Founder!

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❤️  Please watch and share this short video message from our Founder, Bonnie Harlan, for #GivingTuesday!⁣⁣

Prevent Pet Suffocation was founded almost a decade ago, and since then, we’ve been able to educate thousands of pet owners about the dangers of pet suffocation.⁣

⁣🚨 But our work isn’t done yet!⁣

⁣There are so many pet owners who aren’t aware of the many household food packaging items that could end their pet’s life from suffocation within minutes.⁣

⁣So, how can you help? By getting involved and giving back on #GivingTuesday, this November 30th.⁣

⁣Share a post, spread the word, post our infographics in vets’ offices, host a personal fundraiser on Instagram or Facebook, or simply make a donation using our Donate button on our website. Every penny counts and will help us continue to save the lives of pets everywhere!⁣

Together we give! Thank you!

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween from Prevent Pet Suffocation! 🎃👻⁣

⁣Here are a few things to remember as you celebrate tonight: 

⁣⁣⁣👻 Costumes – Though it’s fun to dress our pets up in costumes, make sure your pet is comfortable in the costume before Halloween. Ensure there are no choking or chewing hazards on the costume your pet may ingest and that their hearing or vision is not inhibited by the costume.   ⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣🍭 Candy – Yum! Just make sure your pet has no access to the candy and treats especially if they include xylitol, chocolate, nuts, or raisins, which are very toxic to animals.⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣🎃 Decorations – Festive decorations like pumpkins, gourds, fake spider webs, burning candles, glow sticks, and loud scary noise makers can also tempt or scare your pet. Always keep an eye on them! ⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣🍬 Candy Bags and Treat Bags – To prevent pet suffocation, keep all candy bags and food bags safely out of reach of your pets. Cut them up and safely discard them. Pets can suffocate within minutes once they put their head in a bag. Make sure your children are aware of these dangers, too, and that their Halloween loot is safely stored away from your furry family members. ⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣Have a very happy and safe Halloween!

Press Release – Prevent Pet Suffocation Launches New Survey!

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Please visit the Articles Section on our Press Page to read our latest Press Release about the new survey Prevent Pet Suffocation launched on pet suffocation. The survey is also posted on the Home page of our website.

Please take the survey whether you have lost a pet to suffocation or not. The data from the survey will be invaluable in our efforts to effect change in packaging and to continue to spread the word about pet suffocation. Thank you!

It’s National Fire Pup Day!

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Today is National Fire Pup Day! A special day to honor all the various dogs who have been volunteer fire pups through the years. Canine firefighters, usually a Dalmation, have long been members of fire departments across the country. ⁣

⁣This year, fire dogs have been making a comeback. Between the challenges of the pandemic and an increase in out-of-control fires, especially in the west, the stress on firefighters has increased dramatically. Several firehouses have adopted and trained pups as full-time therapy dogs to help with the firefighters’ anxiety and post-traumatic stress syndrome. These pups offer emotional support and help boost morale which is invaluable. 

⁣While Dalmations are still recognized as firehouse mascots and are used to educate the public about fire safety while honoring the heroism of former fire pups, many other breeds, including rescue pups, are also playing a vital role in supporting our brave firefighters. ⁣

⁣National Fire Pup Day is also an excellent time to review your home fire safety plan to include your pets. Things to do:⁣

⁣👉🏼 Make sure your smoke alarms and batteries are working and up to date.⁣

⁣👉🏼 Consider installing monitored fire protection.⁣

⁣👉🏼 Keep a fire extinguisher within reach. ⁣

⁣👉🏼 Have a set plan on how to remove your pets in case of an emergency, especially if they are crated. ⁣

⁣👉🏼 Teach your children about your Fire Safety Plan, and how to call 911.⁣

⁣And, give your sweet pups some extra hugs and playtime to celebrate this important tribute to the extraordinary fire dogs! 🐶

Honoring National Pet Memorial Day!

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❤️ Today is National Pet Memorial Day – a special day to celebrate and honor the memories of our beloved pets who have enriched our lives through the years.

All of the dogs and cats in this collage lost their lives to pet suffocation. This is only a few of them.  At Prevent Pet Suffocation, we honor these beloved pets with our international mission to spread awareness to the public on the suffocation hazards of chip bags, snack bags, pet food bags, and other food bags and containers. We lovingly remember all the many pets we’ve lost to pet suffocation who have left behind grieving and heartbroken families.⁣ While they patiently wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge, we treasure their memories and the unconditional love they gave us. ⁣⁣Pets play such a special role in our lives, so if you’ve lost a pet, take a moment today to remember all of the incredible memories they gave you!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

How will you be celebrating Labor Day this weekend? A barbecue? A cookout? S’mores around the campfire? Swimming? Watching some football?
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Hopefully, delicious food, snacks, and beverages are definitely on the menu! ⁣Yet, we still need to be vigilant with all snack bags, chip bags, marshmallow bags, hotdog buns bags, cookie bags, and other food bags around our pets whether inside the house or outside in the yard. ⁣Amidst all the fun, it’s easy to miss seeing our pets get access to any of these bags or containers. ⁣⁣All of those snack bags, chip bags, and other food bags can lead to pet suffocation.⁣⁣⁣ So, let’s plan ahead! This year, make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your pets.⁣⁣
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✔️ Serve snacks in plastic or glass containers, cut up all chip bags and food bags, safely dispose of all trash, and let each guest and family member know what they can do to keep their pets safe.⁣⁣⁣
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Together we can make sure that all pet owners are aware of the dangers of pet suffocation while enjoying this national holiday!