Fireworks can spook your pet! The Ontario SPCA reminds you to practice pet safety
- Keep pets home indoors in a safe place. This will help reduce the noise level of the fireworks and reduce the risk of your pet running away if he/she is spooked by loud noises.
- Provide a safe "escape" place for your animal. Scared animals like to hide. Allow your pet a safe place to snuggle to help ease their stress and calm their fears of the loud sounds he/she is hearing.
- Use a leash or carrier if you must be outside with your pet and keep it on your pet at all times. This will help prevent your pet from running away from you if he/she is fearful of the fireworks or thunderstorms.
- Make sure pet ID is current. Should your pet run off, having an updated ID tag or microchip on your pet, will help your local Animal Services return your pet to you.
“We all want to have a great time this holiday,” says Tanya Firmage, Director of Operations, Ontario SPCA. “Keeping in mind simple pet safety tips will help your pet have a great weekend too.”
To learn more about pet safety tips, visit ontariospca.ca.
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The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA): Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is a registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities relying primarily on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; advocacy; and humane education. The Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Society investigators with police powers to do so – making the Ontario SPCA unique among animal welfare organizations in the province. The Ontario SPCA is affiliated with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.