Do You Have Pet Alert Decals?

Pet Alert Decals - image of pet alert decals one can buy
@pyewacket (44032)
United States
September 11, 2008 10:32pm CST
I had started a discussion about how a fireman rescued a cat from a fire and gave it mouth to mouth resuscitation and saved its life. But I'm just wondering here. How many of you who DO have pets have some kind of pet alert decal in the event that you are away from home and god-forbid a fire broke out in your home...would firemen know you had pets inside your home? Also, do you have some kind of card to carry that can alert someone that you have pets at home should you be in an accident? I realize it's not very optimistic or positive things to think about, but if you have pets, one should make some kind of alert system known so if some disaster was to occur that your pets could be rescued. Now there are some sites where you can buy such alert decals that one can stick on your windows... One such place is here http://www.romyrpetsupplies.com/rescue-roverquot-pet-alert-window-decals.html One can also go to the ASPCA website and get FREE stickers here. I just signed up myself for these. http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pets_rescuesticker Technically speaking I suppose one can even print up these alerts oneself and at least carry them around with them...maybe even stick not only on the windows but door as well. {Warning: These links are NOT referral links but links to tell people where to get pet alert decals for the safety of their pets}
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@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
12 Sep 08
I know they have "Tot Finder" decals that people can get for free at any firehouse so the firefighters know there are children on the premises. I did not know they had them for pets too. Good idea.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I managed to print up those decals just now myself..I can stick them up with some clear mailing tape to the windows.
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• United States
16 Aug 10
please check out www.petalert.com for the complete emergecny inforamtion system for pets- designed and approved by firefighters and vets. It is easy to use and can be updated too. Beware decals or stickere are not enough to protect your pets.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I've seen the window decals but admit I don't have them also have never heard of the cards but what a great idea. I'm going to sign up to get them now - thanks for the tip and link and my dog, cats, fish, goats, chickens, and rabbits thank you too :)
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Goodness it sounds like you have a regular zoo there...LOL
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
14 Sep 08
LOL - just about a zoo: 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 goats, 5 fish, and 50 some chickens :) Darn chickens won't hold still so I can count them.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yep, we have one. I think we got it from Petsmart. Of course, our landlady doesn't know about our cats so the word OTHER is marked and the total number of pets we have is written in.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Are you allowed to have pets where you are living?
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Oh yeah we can have pets. The actually sort of know about the cats. We had told them before we moved in and when my husband signed the lease paper work he didn't notice that they didn't charge us the extra deposit. To avoid paying the money until we have it we are trying to keep it all low key. We have birds, cats and fish and the only thing that they would even charge us for is the two cats, but I don't have $400 to pay for the cats right now. The last place we lived we told them aout the cats, they never did add them to the lease, so we didn't say thing. That place was horrible, not only was there a pet fee, but they increased the rent $15/cat or dog a month.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Sep 08
No I dont but the dogs bark at every thing so think they would hear them but also we try to leave them outside when we are gone just in case!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I think with dogs it actually would be easier for people to know they exist, with cats it would be different, that's why I thought it was important for me to sign up for that freebie sticker from the ASPCA
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Sep 08
yes it would be . I worked for a fireextinguiser place years ago and they had a sticker for kids and pet that went up in windows if the people bought the extinguishers I thought that was a ver y good idea!
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@littleowl (7157)
12 Sep 08
Hi Pye..actually I didn't know that you could even get that type of thing, thanks for informing us all..I will have a look at the link and will prob get an alert for my 2 dogs..bb littleowl
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Since your in the UK you would probably have to look up a website place near where you are...I'm sure they have them
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thanks so much for the link for the free decal, pyewacket! I have one on the front door, but didn't have one for the back. I just ordered a free decal from the ASPCA through the link you listed! My husband works from home and I'm almost always at home, so there's not much chance that my animals would be left alone should something happen. BUT, there are rare occasions where my husband and I are both out together and I'd rather be safe than sorry! Our pets are family members... family members who can't get out the door by themselves in case of emergency. It's up to us to protect them any way we can. Again, thanks so much!
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I'm home quite a bit too, but usually do go out everyday for some kind of "errand"---I just want some kind of reassurance that my "babies" are safe while I'm out ..a "just in case" thing
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• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes I do! It says that there are 3 pets in the house and that they are small dogs.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Glad to hear you're prepared and have them to let others know you have your "babies" in your home
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I sure do!! I have them on both front and back doors as well as the front window. After going through 5 fires in my life and an almost 6th one, I can't be too careful over my fur babies! I'm constantly worried about them when I'm away from home especially during a storm for they get so worked up over the thunder sounds. Like right now, our a/c isn't working and we're in the works of getting the insurance company to pay for it to be repaired and tomorrow I have to sit with my mom while hubby goes with my dad on his appointment for his eyes, I'll be worried about my cats because it'll be hot inside but the windows will be open and knowing they have a kitty door in two of the windows, I'm sure they'll be fine but I'll worry about them nonetheless. I wouldn't be much of a animal lover if I didn't worry.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Heehee..just an observation....I think all of us who are nutty animal lovers are a bit neurotic and psychotic...ME DEFINITELY included..LOL
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@BarBaraPrz (19044)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Sep 08
Believe it or not, my present house came pre-equipped with a cat rescue sticker on the front door...
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
13 Sep 08
LOL--the last owner must have been a kitty person, no??
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@BarBaraPrz (19044)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Sep 08
Yup, and they kept the litter box in the bathroom...
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@BarBaraPrz (19044)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Sep 08
Not if you like taking long bubble baths... I can still smell it sometimes, and it's been over 7 years since that was the spot. That kitty's pee obviously seeped deep into the floor and wallboard. I've always put the litter box in an out of the way place, like a laundry room or mud room/enclosed back porch.
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• United States
12 Sep 08
I had made my own a few years back, before we moved into our new house. I used those Avery self-stick address labels you can get at any office supply place, but after so many years being subjected to heat, the darn things just wouldn't come off the doors and windows without tearing, so though I just ordered one from the ASPCA, I have a piece of paper hung up just about every where imaginable stating how many cats and dogs I have inside. Outside animals not to worried about since they can easily get far enough away that they'd be safe from the flames, if a fire should break out within my home.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I was able to print up those red pet alert things...I plan to put them on my windows
• United States
13 Sep 08
I tend to be a Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 addict, so basically every chance I get to use, I basically pounce on it. I've just been so busy with so many things lately, that I just don't know if I'm coming or going hardly anymore.
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• United States
16 Aug 10
Beaware a sticker is NOT a enough to protect your pet - please look at the complete and easy system to use and update. www.petalert.com Designed and approved with the IFCA.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I do indeed have pet alert stickers on all 3 of my outside doors as well as a warning about Domingo being he is very leary of strangers coming into his yard let alone his house. I also carry a piece of notebook paper in my wallet listing each pet, the color, name, vet's name/number, and my address along with an emergeny phone number. Problem is, unless he can spot an open window and is allowed free run to it, he will be cowering somewhere in the house if there was a fire and possbily won't be found till too late if we aren't home.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Sep 08
That's not a bad idea blackbriar..to carry a paper listing each pet...I could do that too...list each pet and maybe print up a photo of each next to the description...mmm...great idea.
• United States
26 Sep 08
Thanks, pye. Couple years ago, I signed up for a free pet alert kit from some website that included a ton of forms/decals/info. Wish I could remember where it was at or I would give you the link.
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Hey pye, I just ordered one from the ASPCA. I had one sent to me, but I never stuck it on the door and don't know what I did with it so I ordered another one. This time I will make sure to put it right on the front door. I do worry about something happening and not being here for my babies. They are the most important thing to me and if anything ever happened to them I don't know what I would do. I just can't go through losing any more of my babies. If anything ever did happen to me I don't know who would take them. I have asked two of my friends but neither are really in the position to taken them and I really need to make sure that if necessary they will be taken care of by someone who I trust. I'm going to have to think about it and have someone commit to this and it isn't going to be easy. My girlfriend who got them for me already has 2 cats and she is my first choice.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yup, I signed up last night to get the freebie sticker from ASPCA. In the meantime I was able to print up some of those red-colored ones like in the photo I have with this discussion. I once talked with one of my pet rescuer friends and she said she would gladly take my two kitties if anything happened to me
• United States
16 Aug 10
Beaware sticker are not enought to protect your pets - please check out www.petalert911.com or www. petalert.com - designed with and approved by firefighters and vets The Pet Alert Emergency Information System.
• United States
15 Sep 08
yup,i sure do.it shows the number of cats as well so they know when to stop looking. we've always had one of those on the door.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Glad to hear you have them
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
12 Sep 08
Thanks for bringing this issue since I did not know that such products exist. A pet alert would sure save a lot of animals lives. Cat/Dogs lives can be saved to a simple sticker on a window somewhere displayed to alert firemen that there are animals inside the house.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes it really is such a simple thing to do and I think every pet owner should have these alerts
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yep, I have both alert stickers on my windows to my apartment and a card in my wallet with someone to contact to take care of my pets should something happen to me. My kitties are my children and I want them to be taken care of should any kind of situation arise.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Glad to hear you're prepared and have stickers on you windows. I already have a card that I carry with me at all times..
@ElicBxn (60683)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I have or at least had one on the window by the front door. I would need to update it so they know how many cats to look for.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Glad to hear you do have one though..and yes, you better update it so they know how many kitties are there
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thank you Pye for a very thoughtful discussion, as I would never of thought to get some type of decals or a card to carry with you, as I'm away at my job for the whole weekend and must leave my three pets home alone, and I just recently had an incident that I will be doing a discussion on, and I was home at the time. Thank you and I will see about getting a decal for my windows.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Like I said I ordered those free decals from the ASPCA site, and I was able to manage printing up those red ones like in the photo I include here
• United States
16 Aug 10
I have never even thought of this. Thank you for posting this. I guess I never thought about what would happen if there was a fire and I wasn't home, but we have a doggie door so if there was a fire my dog would be able to get out of the house, but still...
• United States
26 May 10
In 1990 my neighbors house burt down and she lost her dog due to just having a window sticker. I don't know if you will remember the "tot finder" window sticker, but these stickers caused a lot of firefighters to risk their lifes for "nothing". People move away and leave stickers up and mislead them - so stickers are not much help unless the firefighter want to take the risk that it's current. Stickers are just NOTENOUGH INFORMATION for emergency responsers to use properly. Usually they look for pets on their second sweep. But that may be "too late for pets" if they do not have proper information to guide them and can be used quickly. So I created and designed an "information system" with their help and that they approve and work with, called PET ALERT. Please see my blog about house fires on my website under my blogs, it is more detailed. The PET ALERT EMERGENCY INFORMATION SYSYTEM is a COMPLETE emergency information KIT that provides ALL vital information on ALL yore animals, so Firefighters and others can quickly help them. PET ALERT IS MUCH MORE THEN A STICKER. Pet aletrt is easy to use and has been designed with the firefighter protocol. learn more at http://wwwpetalert.com/Pet-Alert-Emergency-Info-System.html Please contact me for any questions? Thank you Camy