America’s Independence Day is a few days away. Celebrations across the country include fireworks, food, and other fun. This is the time of year when animal shelters receive one the greatest number of stray pets due to the noise, unsecured gates, and doors left open – pets escape from the frenzy and commotion. Some are even stolen from yards or when they are picked up along streets and highways, never to return to their beloved people. Make sure your animals are safe this holiday!
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) provides a list of potential hazards as well as ideas on how to keep your furry friends safe this July 4th. Some of their thoughts include:
Read the ASPCA’s advice on pet safety during this time of year here:
The American Kennel Club also provides some 4th of July safety tips visit their website here
Additionally, the American Veterinary Medical Association has compiled a list of pet safety tips for this time of year; visit their website here:
May you and your furry friends enjoy a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!