Many area animal shelters are dealing with the aftermath of July 4 fireworks today… a major increase in lost pets brought to its shelters.
According to the Dumb Friends League, the number of lost pets that are brought into its shelters nearly doubles on July 5. On an average day, the League receives approximately 25 lost pets between its two shelters (Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock), and on July 5, 2010, the League received 47 lost pets, and they expect a similar increase this year.
“Many times the loud noise of fireworks frightens pets and causes them to run off,” says Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “We strongly encourage all pet owners who are missing their pet or pets to visit all area shelters immediately.”