As we near firework season, pet owners should still prepare for the possibility of loud noise in local neighborhoods. The best place for pets is inside in a safe and secure area. If this is the first Fourth of July with a new pet, it is particularly important to be prepared and stay home with your animal if possible.
Tanya Roberts, OHS Training & Behavior Manager, cautions pet owners to be vigilant. “Assume there could be a loud, startling noise anytime you are outside with your pet,” she says. “Be prepared and have dogs securely leashed at all times, even when going out into your own yard, and keep cats indoors.”
On July 5, animal shelters across the country will face the daunting task of caring for the many lost dogs and cats who bolted from their homes because they were terrified of fireworks.