Many people enjoy fireworks over the July 4th holiday, but fireworks can be terrifying for pets—causing many animals to escape their homes or yards and become lost. Animal shelters across the country often report an increase in strays following the July 4th holiday.
Owners can help keep their pets safe during Independence Day festivities by following these simple guidelines:
We love to share our yards with our pets. When planning your garden this year, think about some pet friendly options and remember the plants to keep out of your furry companions reach. Keep in mind that our dogs and cats are carnivores, so any green treat they get, should be done in moderation. Their stomachs cannot process too many veggies and greens.
Keeping our dogs and cats happy as they wait for their forever homes is very important! One of the ways we do this is through enrichment. Enrichment is enhancing an animal’s environment to meet their physical and emotional needs. Here we discuss a number of ways that volunteers can help us. You can also use these ideas for your own dog or cat.