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Independence Day Pet-Safety Tips

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KFDA

On this summer holiday, it’s important to remember Americans of a furrier ilk. Every Independence Day animals are at risk of injury, notes KFDA.

Pets can become spooked by fireworks and run away, or be injured by the explosives themselves. Christy Fischer, Assistant Director of Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare, says the Fourth of July is the busiest day for most any shelter across the country.

Here are some steps you can take to protect your animals this holiday:

When the fireworks start going off, keeping pets in a familiar space, maybe with the radio on for some background noise.

If you can stay with them through the night, that's even better.

And when they need to go outside, don't let them off the leash.