Pet Safety Around Fireworks

By: Trent Brock Email
By: Trent Brock Email

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- As we celebrate the Fourth of July, we have to keep the safety of our pets in mind.

The Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society says it sees an increase of strays around Independence Day.

Statistics show 80% of animals have anxiety from loud noises.

Along with making sure your pet is wearing its identification collar, there are ways to help ease the tension.

"Prepare some sort of safe spot for your pets to go, even inside. You can put a blanket in their crate, or put a blanket over the top. Make a cave-like area for them to hide in. If they prefer to go under your bed, just put some blankets under there and make it a comfortable spot for them," says Leah Lawrence, an adoption counselor at the humane society.

Lawrence says if you find a stray animal and can safely catch it, the humane society will help find its owner.

After the festivities have come to an end, she recommends cleaning up any toxic fireworks remnants that may be in your yard.


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