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Pet Owners Advised To Protect Animals On July 4

Animals  (tags: fireworks, animalsafety, protection, pets, AnimalWelfare, animal, animals, cats, dogs, horses, puppies, companionanimals )

- 3947 days ago -
SAN DIEGO -- The sound of fireworks displays on the Fourth of July could frighten pets and cause them to run away, officials with the Helen Woodward Animal Center warned San Diego-area residents Monday. "Even if the fireworks display is several miles away

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Karyn K (56)
Monday July 2, 2007, 8:10 pm
On 4th of July, I lock up the house before dark and bring in 2 of my sort of feral cats to join the rest of the group inside and we get along just fine. Fireworks are illegal here, which is nice, though it doesn't stop those stupid fools from bringing them from over the boarder.

Michael Cline (23)
Monday July 2, 2007, 9:39 pm
i think all pet owners should bring their animals inside when the fireworks start,,its almost a given that the nosie is going to scare the animals and it could do damage to there hearing and sence of security ,,at least in the house they feel as though they are safeand they can also feel that someone really cares about them
thats the way it should be .. we owe that to them for being our pets
happy 4th to everyone

Val M (81)
Wednesday July 4, 2007, 4:37 am
Some dogs get so scared by the noise that they'll jump a 6 ft. high fence. Other pets have been known to jump right through a window screen. All fireworks are illegal in my city, but there are always a few who sneak in various bomb-type fireworks. The animals don't know what's going on & they could panic.
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