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Are Your Animal Friends Ready for July 4th?

Are Your Animal Friends Ready for July 4th?

While we might enjoy a brilliant fireworks display, the loud noise is often terrifying for our beloved companion animals. Every year during this holiday, there is an estimated 30% increase in lost animals around the country, as reported by animal control officers. The saddest part is that only about 14% are reunited with their loving families. That means that the majority of lost animals never make it home. Don't let this happen to your best friends!

Simple Safety Tips

1. Keep your animals safe and secure inside your home: A frightened animal will jump over or dig under a fence to escape.

2. Close blinds and curtains to block bright bursts of fireworks: Leave a light on so your animal isn’t alone in the dark.

3. Play soothing music to help drown out the loud booms: Consider some calm piano music or your favorite yoga playlist.

No matter what day of the year, make sure your animal is microchipped and the information is current. Have you moved recently or gotten a new cell phone number?

Animals should also wear a collar with physical identification (their name and your phone number). If your animal is lost, these important safety precautions can help ensure they find their way home to you.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday from everyone at IDA!

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