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  • Pima Animal Care Center offers pet safety tips for July 4

    Jun 30, 2017 | Read More News
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    dog wears ThunderShirtEach year, the Pima Animal Care Center gets slammed with lost and injured pets who become frightened by Fourth of July fireworks. With the holiday right around the corner, PACC offers tips to keep pets from becoming startled. 

    Fourth of July week has become one of the busiest times of year for PACC. Last year, from July 4 to 8, PACC took in about 124 stray pets, which included 91 dogs and 31 cats. 

    To reduce the number of pets who become lost during this time, PACC recommends pet owners follow these tips:
    • Keep your pets inside during the fireworks.
    • Make sure your pet wears proper up-to-date identification in case he becomes lost.
    • Provide your pet with calming and distracting items, such as classical music, a ThunderShirt, or enrichment toys like a KONG filled with peanut butter.
    If you lose your pet in the days following the Fourth of July, please call PACC’s Pet Support Center at 520-724-7222. Also check PACC’s Lost and Found Pets webpage and its Lost Pets Pima County Twitter feed frequently, as new pets arrive each day. 

    Additionally, from July 5 – 7, No Kill Pima County will have a lost pet support booth at PACC from 12 p.m. to 3 pm and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 8. NKPC volunteers will provide free “lost pet” posters and offer owners guidance on finding their pet.


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