Dog Services advises taking extra care of pets during Fourth of July holiday and on hot summer days
Everyyear, hundreds of lost, frightened and confused pets are found by residents andAnimal Services officers. These numbers go up around July 4th. Thebright lights and noise of fireworks and other Fourth of July festivities thathumans enjoy so much can be scary and unnerving for pets.
ClackamasCounty Dog Services offers the following tips to help people keep their dogsand other pets safe during this noisy holiday period:
Keep pets inside a closed, safe area (such as the basement or bathroom) while fireworks are set off in the area. Turn on a radio or television (that is not broadcasting a fireworks display) for background noise.
DogServices staff also stress the need to take extra care of your pets during thehot summer months, including providing extra water, not leaving pets in lockedcars (even with the windows open) and making sure pets have full-time access toa cool room or shade.
Formore information, contact Diana Hallmark, 503-655-8628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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