Keep your pets safe this Fourth of July

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — National Mill Dog Rescue is asking pet owners to keep their animals in mind this holiday weekend. Celebrations for the holiday include fireworks and other commotion which can be stressful for your pet, resulting in them getting lost.

Tips from National Mill Dog Rescue and the Humane Society of the United States:

  • Leave pets at home and inside. Fireworks can be terrifying to pets, even pets who are accustomed to being around crowds and commotion. Avoid taking your pets to barbecues or other outdoor festivities. They can quickly become disoriented and lost from all the new sensations and noises.
  • Create a home sanctuary. Playing relaxing music or leaving the TV on may help mask the sound of fireworks.
  • Pet-proof your home. When scared, some animals may become destructive, so be sure to remove anything from reach that can become damaged or may harm the pet if chewed and eaten.
  • Identification is ESSENTIAL. Ideal identification is both a tag and microchip. Update your pet’s identification information before the holiday!

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