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More pets get lost on July 4

Posted July 1, 2020

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a happy dog dressed in Fourth of July attire
Follow some simple tips to make sure pet enjoys Independence Day festivities as much as you do. (Photo courtesy of the ASPCA)

As a pet owner, one of the scariest things can be to lose your pet. It’s also terrifying for your pet. In fact, more pets get lost on July 4 than any other day of the year.

This year, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter staff and volunteers are reminding everyone to take a few extra steps to ensure pets are well protected during this holiday period:

  • Be sure your dog is wearing a visible ID tag on his or her collar at all times.
  • If your pet is not microchipped, this might be a good time to get it done.
  • Always have a current photo of your pet, just in case.
  • Exercise your dog early in the day before parties begin. Make sure that any off-leash time is securely fenced and any walks have a good leash — people sometimes set off fireworks before dark.
  • During cookouts and backyard parties, place your dog indoors and leave the television or radio on to distract from firecracker noises.
  • Skip the fireworks. Play it safe and leave pets safely inside your home.

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