Keep Your Pets Safe During Fireworks Season: Leave Them at Home

Your furry friends may be spooked by the loud noises and run off into danger

FARGO, N.D. — Many love to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, but the same can’t be said for our furry friends.  Experts say that pets should stay at home while you enjoy the area’s fireworks display.

When your pet is at home make sure you keep them in an interior room to muffle the explosions and play music to drown out the noise.

The staff at Homeward Animal Shelter says keeping your pets at home is the safer alternative to taking them along to see fireworks.

“Do not take your pet to the fireworks display,” said Heather Clyde, manager of Homeward Animal Shelter.  “I know people want to have their pets with them, but it’s very scary for them, it’s much louder for them, and if they get spooked, chances are they’re going to run and they can easily get lost or hit by a car or who knows what could happen.”

Clyde says the best place in the house to keep your pet during fireworks displays is in an interior bathroom.

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