Denver, Colorado 2022-07-03 19:55:51 –
Denver — As Coloradans prepares to celebrate July 4, the animal shelter is preparing for the worst, as the fireworks and loud noises of this time of the year make our beloved pets creepy.
“4th and 5th [of July] Denver’s animal protection behavior and transfer assistant Alison Schumacher said on Sunday, “Dog, cat, everything is scared of loud noises, all big bangs, and they just take off.”
Already, the shelter is almost full and multiple dogs are waiting in the lost and found. Due to the shortage of staff and the large population, keeping pets can be stressful.
“It can be very difficult for our staff and all the animals we are already here to undertake more and more,” Schumacher said.
Denver Animal Shelter Prior to July 4th Independence Day Celebration
If you’re worried about your pet, it’s a good idea to stay home, turn on your TV, and give plenty of treats to keep you from running away. And more importantly, don’t take them outside to see the fireworks.
“Often, these dogs hear a big bang and start running, losing control of the leash and eventually reaching the shelter here,” Schumacher said.
The best and fastest way to reunite your pet if it escapes is to make sure your pet is wearing a microchip and tagging it.
The Denver Animal Shelter will not be open to the public on Mondays, but the overtime kennel will remain open for anyone who finds a lost pet.
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