Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks
June 30, 2017
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Lake City, UT – The high pitched
squeals and booms of fireworks is an extremely scary time for our furry
friends! Nationally more pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day
of the year. In Utah, with fireworks allowed 3 days before and after the 4th
and the 24th of July, Animal Control Officers are extremely busy.
Salt Lake County Animal Services is gearing up
for fireworks season and we want pet owners to be prepared to help keep pets
safe! Here are some simple tips:
Take your dog for walks early in the day before the
fireworks start going off.
- Leave pets at home when you head to the park to see
- Give them a safe place to retreat to, such as a crate
or bed, and check on them every few hours.
- Turn on the radio and play soft music for them to try
and distract them from the sounds of the fireworks.
- Keep them indoors, lower the blinds and close windows.
When scared, dogs and cats will break through screens or windows to escape
- MOST IMPORTANTLY, make sure your dog/cat is microchipped and the
contact information on the microchip is up to date. If you don’t have time
to get them microchipped before the holiday be sure to put a collar and ID
tag on them.
- Prevent injury or bites to yourself. If you find a lost
or injured animal, they will be scared! Please contact your local animal
services and have an officer pick them up.
As a reminder, Salt Lake County Animal Services
provides free microchips to residents in our service area. We will be
closed on July 4, but we plan on an extremely busy July 5.