〒180-0006 東京都武蔵野市中町2-3-5 IIHA武蔵野1階
Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Cats caused more than 100 house fires in the past 3 years, South Korea officials
While dogs usually stay on the floor, cats can wander around nearly every place in the house, on the sofa, table, and kitchen counter where electric devices are sitting like an electric stove. When a cat jumps on a touch-sensitive button, the stove could be switched on. And if there is no safety mechanism in the stove, it could overheat and catch fire. You may think that is an unlikely scenario to cause fires, but in fact, over 100 house fires were caused by cats in Seoul in the last three years. More scarily, over half of those fires broke out when the pet owners were out. And this is not limited to South Korea. There seem to be over 1,000 pet-caused house fires each year in the US. It is therefore important not to leave flammable objects like paper or cloth near electric devices. Can we train cats in some way or the other?
Enjoy reading the text and think about what your pet cat(s) doing while you’re out of the house.