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Noise of fireworks often terrifying to pets

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The Fourth of July holiday can be difficult for companion animals due to the hustle and bustle of people celebrating, and the loud noise of the fireworks. Many animals suffer severe stress and can cause damage and injury by trying to escape the noise.

In the process, many terrified pets run away from home and get lost or hit by cars. It is the busiest holiday of the year for animal care and control, as they run numerous calls for injured pets that have gotten loose.

To help your pet get through this holiday, one solution is to restrict him to one room of the house (such as a bedroom) and give him a T-shirt with your smell on it. You can also put a radio in the room turned to a classical music station with the volume down low, and if possible, hang out with them while you read a book or watch TV. Make sure he has on a collar with I.D. tags in case he should get out of the house.

If your pet does get out of the house, he may run far and fast to escape the noise.

Contact the Summit County Animal Control to leave a lost report. The shelter will be closed, but you can leave a message at (970) 668-3230, or call Dispatch for any animal control emergencies at (970) 668-8600.

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