STARS, STRIPES AND SAFETY: KEEPING PETS SAFE DURING JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 30, 2021 — Independence Day is a holiday characterized by warm weather, barbecues and fireworks. For many people, it is a time to celebrate with family and friends – including the furry ones. But the holiday can also be dangerous and frightening for pets, especially the fireworks. Loud firework displays may cause pets to become frightened or disoriented, sometimes leading them to panic and even escape their yards and homes. This can result in a surge in the number of animals picked up or brought in to shelters by residents who find them. Below are a few safety tips from Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) that will keep pets safe on Independence Day:
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