Keeping your pets safe on 4th of July

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Although most of us love to get out and enjoy the spectacular fireworks shows on the 4th of July, many of our four legged friends don't exactly feel the same way.

Unlike people, pets are usually pretty frightened by all the loud noises and flashing lights.

The Bay Area Humane Society said they will likely see an increase of pets coming into their shelter. They say this is because some get so spooked that they run away from home.

"We just always suggest leaving you dogs at home," said Lori Nachtwey of the Bay Area Humane Society. "If you're going to go great, but it's not so much fun for them".

Officials at the humane society say providing your pets with some form of shelter is the best way to protect them this time of year.

"Just keep them in the house, keep the windows closed and turn on some music, turn on the TV, anything that can kind of distract them from the outside noises" said Lori Nachtwey of the Bay Area Humane Society.

If you must bring your dog with you to see the fireworks or have them outside at any point, The Bay Area Humane Society wants you to make sure your dog is wearing a collar with proper identification.

The humane society also offers micro-chipping for your dogs, so you can find them if they do run off.

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