Fido Hates Fireworks! Tips on Keeping Pets Safe July 4th

Updated: 07/04/2013 2:44 PM By: Maricella Miranda

Photo: MGN Online
Photo: MGN Online

Everyone loves fireworks, right?

Well no, not everyone. Many animals can become stressed out by fireworks ignited around the Fourth of July, according to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley. The group is reminding pet owners to keep animals safe and comfortable during festivities.

"Many pets are frightened by the loud noises associated with the Fourth of July," said Cindy Johnson, director of customer service, in a statement. "Animals do not enjoy fireworks like people, it is stressful for them. The safest place for all pets during these celebrations is at home and inside."

Big firework displays - as well as small fireworks in the neighborhood - can stress out animals and become dangerous for pets, Johnson said. Sometimes, the sound can make animals run away.

Tips to Keeping Animals Safe July Fourth

The Animal Humane Society has a free public service to help reunite owners with their lost pets. Information about lost pets can be posted here.