How to get pets through their least favorite holiday

Ranger and Riley wear their Independence Day outfits. Valley News/Best Friends Animal Society photo
Best Friends Animal Society offers 4 tips to keep pets calm and safe over the Fourth of July As many people with pets can attest, the July 4 holiday is often traumatic for pets who can have a phobic reaction to fireworks and other loud sights and sounds that are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations.That’s why it’s best to keep pets indoors during the festivities to prevent dogs and cats from ending up injured or at a busy shelter overflowing with other lost pets.Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of cats and dogs in America’s shelters by 2025, is offering the following tips that can help pet owners keep their pets safe and out of the shelters during the holiday.Bring all pets indoors whenever neighborh
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