Fourth of July pet safety

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While Independence Day promises plenty of family-friendly fun, the combination of extreme heat, large crowds, and loud noises can make it anything but fun for the furry members of the family.
The most common risk is the potential for fireworks to spook pets, especially dogs, into running away and getting lost. With one of the largest fireworks shows in the state, Sierra Vista will offer a spectacular display in the Domingo Paiz and Stone Fields just after 8 p.m. That’s a great time to ensure pets are safe and secure at home. They are not allowed in the sports fields.
The Fourth of July festivities do kick off with a Pets and People Promenade at Ramada 3 in Veterans Memorial Park from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. That’s the perfect opportunity to include pets in the holiday festivities, decking them out in their best red, white, and blue duds and accessories.
Just be sure to have them on a leash and take them home before the Salute to the Union ceremony in the park at 11:30 a.m., when canons will offer to a salute to the 50 states and a flyover will add to the loud noises that may alarms pets. Pets are not allowed in the fenced area within the park during the Fourth of July festivities.  Click here for more Fourth of July pet safety tips.
From the City of Sierra Vista Newsletter