Protect pets on July 4 |

Protect pets on July 4

According to national statistics July 5 is the busiest day at animal control agencies. Dogs are found miles from home, confused, disoriented and exhausted. People call hoping to locate a missing dog who, terrified by vibration, noise and flashes in the sky, crashed through a window, jumped a high fence or broke a leash or chain. Often dogs cause great damage to themselves and the vehicle by trying to escape from inside a car.

Protect your dog this July 4. Be his or her best friend. Plan to stay with your pet; place your pet in a safe, quiet indoor area for the night. If you know that your pet has extreme reactions call your veterinarian or an animal behaviorist to help now, before the July 4 holiday. Always make sure current identification tags are on your dog’s collar.

Help your dog with his or her natural fears. For free information about traveling with your pet and summer precautions visit http://www.laketahoehumaneand or contact the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A. at (530) 577-4521.

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