Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets
LA Animal Services offers free pet ID tags for Independence Day
Los Angeles, June 29, 2017 – While many people celebrate the Fourth of July with big gatherings and firework festivities, many furry family members prefer a quite day at home. Fireworks are no picnic for pets. The loud noises can frighten dogs and cats and cause them to escape their house or yard in attempt to look for safety.
For information on getting or renewing your dog’s license, visit anionlinelicense.lacity.org.
For information on microchipping or to schedule an appointment at a LA City Animal Shelter, call (888) 452-7381. Most veterinary clinics also offer microchipping.
Even if your pet is used to being outside, the fear caused by fireworks or other loud noises may cause them to find that hole in the fence. If you are having family and friends over, keep pets in a room that is off-limits to your guests with plenty of water and food.
If your pets are afraid of loud noise, surround them with their favorite toys and other familiar objects. Play soothing music and keep the room as quiet as possible by closing doors, windows and blinds.
Even if your pet does not seem obviously upset by fireworks, they can still cause harm to pets. Avoid potential burns, injuries, or possible ingestion by keeping all pets out of the vicinity of fireworks.
Harbor Shelter, 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
North Central Shelter, 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, CA 90031
South LA, Chesterfield Square Shelter, 1850 W. 60th St., Los Angeles, CA 90047
West LA Shelter, 11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
West Valley Shelter, 20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.