Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Woof Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's the Fourth of July, and people all across the United States will be celebrating with cookouts and fireworks.

Did you know that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters in the United States? That's when they have more strays than at any other time.

I'm cross-posting this from my pets blog because it's so important. Pets don't like loud noises, and when they see and hear fireworks, they get scared. If they're outside, they run, and it's not easy to catch them.

It doesn't even have to be a major fireworks display to send a dog or cat into panic mode. Backyard fireworks have the same result. That's why it's so important to keep pets inside whenever you know or strongly suspect that fireworks will be set off.

We all know that fireworks aren't limited to just one day a year, but we also know that July 4 is a huge day for fireworks lovers. It's important to keep your pets inside so that when the action starts, they'll be safe and unable to run away in terror.


Janna said...

A great post. About 6 years ago, my dog was in the backyard and neighbors decided to set off fireworks 3 days in advance of Independence Day. She dug hole under the fence and ran away. Luckily, someone found her and called us. We keep both our dogs inside during fireworks, preferably in their crates where they feel most comfortable.

Eliza Wynn said...

How scary! I'm so glad you were able to get her back.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Happy 4th to you too! Did not know this about the pets, but they're always inside, they think they're people :D