This holiday weekend is often full of barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks. Though the celebrations are jam-packed with entertainment, it can be traumatic for our furry friends. So, keep the safety of your pets a priority when celebrating the 4thof July with these tips:

  • Make sure your pet has up-to-date identification on their collar or consider getting your pet a microchip.
  • Do not leave your pet unattended in the backyard when fireworks are going off. The sound could send them running or cause them to try to dig out of the yard.
  • Keep alcohol and foods left on dinner plates away from your pet. Some foods are dangerous for pets to consume.
  • If you see a pet in distress, be sure to contact the Prince George’s Animal Services Facility at 301-780-7200 to report your concerns.
  • Adopt don’t shop! Visitwww.princegeorgespets4us.comto view loving pets looking for a forever home.