From:             Hannibal Police Department

Date:               July 15, 2019

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:          Lieutenant J.M. Grote


The Hannibal Police and the Hannibal Fire Department joined forces to offer free pet rescue decals.  Both departments understand pets are an  extension of the family and family pets are often encountered while on calls for service.  The “PET ALERT” will assist emergency personnel by indicating what type and how many animal(s) are in the home.  The decals are to be visible and affixed on or near the main points of entry.  The  homeowner can write the name and phone number of two other people who can be contacted in case of emergency. Hannibal Fire Department  Training Officer and Public Education Coordinator Mark Kempker said “The Hannibal Fire Department understands just how important the family  pet is, and is excited to have the pet alert stickers available to hand out. We have had numerous pet rescues while conducting  search and rescue in omes on fire and believe this can be another great reminder on making sure that all residents have a working smoke alarm and escape plan.”  The  Hannibal Police Department’s Community Service Officers (CSO) will have decals in their vehicles.  They are also available at the Hannibal Police  Department, 777 Broadway, and the Hannibal Fire Department Administration Building, 2333 Palmyra Rd.  Both departments will have decals  available at community events they attend.