Protecting Pets during Fireworks


FIREWORKS ARE OF COURSE – A FOURTH OF JULY TRADITION – BUT WHAT’S FUN FOR PEOPLE ISN’T ALWAY FUN FOR PETS. LOCAL FIVE’S ERINN TAYLOR VISITED THE WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY GREEN BAY CAMPUS – TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR FURRY FRIENDS SAFE OVER THE HOLIDAY. NATS DOG BARKING SHAINA ALLEN – MARKETING COORDINATOR, WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY OUR INTAKE NUMBERS GO WAY UP AFTER THE FOURTH OF JULY. MORE PETS ON THE LOOSE — BECAUSE OF FIREWORK DISPLAYS. SHAINA THEIR HEARING IS MUCH BETTER THAN OURS, SO LOUD NOISES LIKE THAT ARE JUST REALLY STARTLING. THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. FIREWORKS MEAN STRESS FOR PETS — BUT THERE ARE SOME STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PROVIDE SOME RELIEF. SHAINA KEEP THE WINDOWS SHUT, MAYBE PLAY SOME MUSIC TO DROWN OUT THE NOISE OF THE FIREWORKS, TURN THE AIR ON SO THEY CAN BE CALM, COOL, AND JUST TRY TO REDUCE THE STRESS THAT COMES WITH LOUD NOISES. AND IF YOU’RE HEADING OUT TO A PARTY – YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEAVE THE POOCH AT HOME. SHAINA WITH THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE, THE SOUNDS, THE SMELLS, IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING, THEY CAN TRY THEIR BEST TO WIGGLE OUT OF THOSE COLLARS AND HARNESSES. AND IF YOU HAPPEN UPON A PET THAT HAS WIGGLED FREE? SHAINA KEEP THEM IN YOUR HOUSE, WHERE THEY CAN’T ESCAPE, AND TRY TO JUST KEEP THEM CALM AND COMFORTABLE UNTIL YOU CAN BRING THEM TO US. BECAUSE WHILE HOLIDAYS MAY BE RELAXING FOR HUMANS… SHAINA IT’S JUST A REALLY STRESSFUL TIME FOR THEM. THEY DON’T KNOW THE REASON FOR THE SEASON. SHAINA THEY DON’T KNOW IT’S THE FOURTH OF JULY. IN GREEN BAY ET LOCAL FIVE NEWS. ((KRIS)) FOR MORE TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY — HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT WE ARE GREEN BAY DOT COM. ((KRIS)) IT’S A SPECIAL CHALLENGE THAT BRINGS CREATIVITY AND PROMOTES LITERACY. AND THIS EVENT HONORS A LOCAL — –ICONIC COMIC BOOK CREATOR –

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