Animal Services gives pet safety tips ahead of July 4th holiday

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Attention, pet parents!

Each year on July 5, the Department of Animal Services receives numerous calls of pets that escape after being scared by fireworks — the loud noises and bright lights can cause a lot of stress.

El Paso Animal Services recommends following these tips to keep your furbabies safe this 4th of July holiday:

  • Avoid taking pets out to fireworks shows
  • Keep pets inside, preferably with the curtains closed
  • Take pets outside to relieve themselves before fireworks start
  • Turn on the TV or radio to help mask noises
  • Keep a well-fitting (but not too tight) collar and ID tags on your pet
  • Make sure your pet is microchipped and licensed
  • Place your pet in its crate (if crate-trained)
  • Stay with your pet
  • If the pet must be outside, keep it leashed or in a carrier at all times

The Animal Services shelter, located at 5001 Fred Wilson, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

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