The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society has suggested tips to keep your pets safe and calm during Fourth of July celebrations.
According to the society, pets often get loose during Independence Day week because they are afraid of loud and sudden noise that fireworks make.
“The loud sounds may cause some pets to panic, become excited or destructive, and perhaps run away from home in fear,” said Brad Shear, executive director of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Below are some tips and useful information on keeping your pets safe:
To help reunite any missing pets with their families, this year the Humane Society is offering microchips for only $15 on Sunday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 3. The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is implanted by a veterinarian between your pet’s shoulder blades. The chip serves as a permanent identification of your pet.