Tips for a Safe Fourth of July
Sadly, one out of every three pets gets lost during their lifetime, and only one in 10 lost pets are found. The July Fourth holiday can be especially terrifying for pets due to the loud noises associated with fireworks and revelry. Pets spooked by the noise have been known to jump fences out of fear and confusion, resulting in a higher number of stray animals entering shelters post July Fourth celebrations. Pets tend to get very frightened by July Fourth fireworks, whether it’s big firework displays or community members setting off unscheduled fireworks in their local neighborhoods. It’s so important that pet parents have a solid plan to keep their animals calm and safe, since shelters see a significant increase in stray pets after the holiday. We urge pet families to have that plan in place early, which includes keeping pets home and indoors, in a secure location.
San Diego Humane Society campus locations and contact info can be found here.
Published: June 7, 2022