In the Springfield, MO area many of us enjoy firework displays, but our furry friends might not enjoy firework displays the way we do. Many animals find fireworks scary so here are some pet safety tips during firework. We should all consider some tips how to keep your pets safe during fireworks.
Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with bbq’s and the day at the Table Rock Lake, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of our nation. For a list of firework attractions CLICK HERE
We need to remember our pets when outlining safety with fireworks. Perhaps you are considering staying at home and planning a get-together with friends and family. Or, you may want to go check out your local professional fireworks display. While putting the finishing touches on your planned celebration, take a moment to consider how to keep your pets safe during fireworks.
Unlike people, pets don’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with celebrations. Pets are often terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud whizzes and bangs they produce.
Because of this, the American Humane Association reports that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Why? It is reported that animal shelters the day after Fourth of July are “inundated with pets that panicked at the noise of firecrackers and fled into the night, winding up lost, injured or killed.”