RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - If you decide to head out to see fireworks for the Fourth of July, you want to take extra precautions with your furry friends. The loud noises can be very scary for your pets.
Here are five tips from the Richmond SPCA on things you can do to keep your pets safe:
- Leave your animal at home. If you bring your animal to the fireworks, they may be tempted to run.
- Keep your animals inside an interior room or their crate. Preferably a room with dark curtains.
- Get your pet’s exercise or walk in before dusk to avoid them being outside with fireworks.
- Make sure they have a collar with all of your contact information.
- Get your pet a microchip so if they end up at a shelter, they can be returned safely. If your pet already has a microchip, make sure the contact information is up to date.
If you do choose to see the fireworks, we have a full list of places you can go on the 12 About Town page.
Several animal shelters have shared additional safety information to their Facebook pages.
Copyright 2019 WWBT. All rights reserved.