Each year shelters across the country see a surge of animals that come into shelters on the days surrounding the 4th of July. The biggest thing you can do to keep your pet(s) safe and comfortable is to be prepared. When frightened, a pet may do everything in it’s power to escape the loud, invasive noises caused by fireworks including digging under and jumping over fences. It is important that pet owners know, that pets are not aware of where the loud noises are coming from; they hear the loud booms and feel the need to run away from it. If precaution and pet safety are taken into consideration, the 4th of July is a great time for family get-togethers, and cookouts!