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4th of July: Tips for keeping our pets safe

Labrador retriever. Photo by Flickr user Kevin Rodriguez Ortiz used under a Creative Commons License.
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We’ve got the 4th of July weekend coming up … a time where we humans are looking forward to some time off, maybe a picnic dinner or BBQ, and of course some great fireworks displays on Sunday evening of the 4th. Unfortunately, our pets don’t usually feel the same about all those bright flashes, loud explosions and the acrid smell of burning fireworks. This is the biggest freak-out weekend of the year for our pets … when more terrified dogs and cats get lost than at any other time.

To help you and your pets make it through the next few days, here are some handy tips for keeping your pets safe during the 4th of July by The Humane Society of the United States. Please read them carefully and do what they say. The lives and well-being of your family pets may depend on it. Thanks for caring. /Gary
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Posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Under: Fireworks, Fourth of July | 1 Comment »

4th of July: Illegal fireworks can harm wild birds

Fireworks and moon. Photo by Flickr user I’ll Never Grow Up used under a Creative Commons License.
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Planning on firing off some illegal fireworks this coming 4th of July holiday weekend?

Please read the following information first. OK?

Thanks for caring. /Gary
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Under: Birds, Fires, Fireworks, wild birds | No Comments »