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Florida placed #1 for having the highest number of drownings in the U.S. In 2005, there were 382 deaths from drowning and 440 near drownings -61 of these deaths occurred in swimming pools, consisting of children ages 0-4.
An average of 65% of all 0-4 year old drownings occured in Florida between 1999 - 2005.
The #1 parental responsibility as outlined by Children's Youth and Women's Health Service (CYH) is Protect your child from harm!
October 2009, the Dieudonne's were moving into their new home and recognized their son was nowhere to be found. They found their son in a neighboring yard face down in the pool. Their boy had squeezed through holes and tears in the enclosure although the screen door was locked. Soon after arriving at the hospital their son was pronounced dead.
In the U.S., over 1,000,000 dogs are hit by cars each year 60,000 are lost or stolen.
"Seems like if more dogs were kept confined in their backyards... fewer of the dogs would run away and get lost or stolen... and fewer dogs would get hit by cars. This isn't rocket science, it's just common sense"
~ Gary Bogue, Daily newspaper columnist on pets, wildlife and environmental issues for Contra Costa Newspapers, Walnut Creek, CA, since January, 1970.
The Florida Law Enforcement Agency Report concerning burglaries showed...
- 1960: 39,966
- 1970: 106,036
- 1980: 239,825
- 1990: 280,832
- 2000: 172,898
- 2009: 181,884
The Florida Law Enforcement Agency Report concerning property crimes revealed...
- 1960: 122,858
- 1970: 327,182
- 1980: 709,730
- 1990: 978,944
- 2000: 780,377
- 2009: 712,010
Over 8 million Americans have sought refuge from crime, danger and other problems by installing gates and fences.
Fences keep children and pets safe, offer privacy from nosy neighbors, transform yards into outdoor entertainment centers, and add beauty and value to property.
In addition to providing safety for your family, pets and yourself a fence also adds significant property value. Exterior improvements contribute to the overall look and feel of a property. Infact studies reveal curb appeal can increase your property value by 20%.
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