Written by PETA
Ah, Independence Day. Old Glory, veggie dogs, and terrified canines cowering under the bed. At least, that's usually what it consists of in my household. For animals, fireworks aren't festive—they're frightening and sometimes even fatal. Many dogs and cats flee in terror during fireworks displays, jumping over fences and even breaking through windows. They can be injured, struck by a vehicle, or lost and never found.
Here are some suggestions for keeping furry loved ones safe this holiday weekend:
Happy Independence Day to you and all your family members.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post
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