FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2023
Viviana Lopez, Adoption and Marketing Coordinator
[email protected]| Phone: 409-880-3916
Fireworks prove hazardous for pets: Beaumont Animal Care urges pet owners to make a safety plan
Did you know that July 5th is one of the busiest days at animal shelters? Beaumont Animal Care (BAC) is urging the community to consider the impact of fireworks on animals. Fireworks and other commotion can be stressful to pets and can result in them getting lost, and are also illegal in the City of Beaumont. BAC recommends the following steps to help keep pets safe:
Leave pets at home and inside. Fireworks can be terrifying to pets, even pets who are accustomed to being around people and commotion.
Create a home sanctuary. Secure your pet in an area of your home where he or she is safe, comfortable, and sheltered from any outside noise and lights. An interior room without immediate access to the outside is preferred. Playing a radio with relaxing music may help mask the sound of fireworks.
Pet-proof your home. When scared, some animals may become destructive, so be sure to remove anything from reach that can become damaged or may harm the pet if chewed or eaten.
Identification is essential. Pets may panic, escape and become lost. Updated identification is critical to ensuring lost pets are reunited with their families. Ideal identification is both a tag and microchip (make sure your chip is registered).
Consult a veterinarian for pets with anxiety. Consult your veterinarian to seek out remedies to lower your pet’s stress level if this is a known issue.
In the unfortunate event that your pet does go missing, do not hesitate to check your local animal shelter.
About Beaumont Animal Care: Beaumont Animal Care promotes animal welfare & vector control while addressing the needs of the community. They operate an adoption-friendly shelter along with various public awareness programs which assist in the undertaking of health evaluations, vaccinations, and spaying or neutering and strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for all animals while enforcing local ordinances.