For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Fourth of July Fun for Fluffy? Forget It!
– Spectacular fireworks, grill outs with family
and close friends, and the opportunity to celebrate
our country's independence…it might be difficult
to find someone who does not like the Fourth of
July holiday. However, if you look to your four-legged
friends, most companion animals would rather ditch
the fireworks and other festivities.
The Wisconsin Humane
Society is reminding companion animal guardians
about several tips to help keep Fluffy safe during
the Fourth of July holiday.
sudden noises with bright, blinding colors – no
thanks! While many people enjoy fireworks, most
companion animals are frightened by them. The Wisconsin
Humane Society suggests leaving your animals at
of the “cool” animals are doing it. If your pooch
or feline already isn't wearing one, identification
collars and license tags are the “in” thing for
your pooch or feline to wear. This will help the
return of your animal if he or she becomes lost.
never felt so good to be indoors! It is recommended
that companion animals be kept safe indoors during
the fireworks display. Don't leave your animal outside
and unattended because they can become frightened
and break loose.
much as you like your Mustang, Fluffy doesn't feel
the same way. Never leave your companion animal
in a car because it can quickly heat up to fatal
you would like help in managing your dog's fear
of loud noises, contact the Wisconsin Humane Society
Behavior Department at (414) 431-6173.
For more information
about the Wisconsin Humane Society, call
(414) ANIMALS or visit www.wihumane.org.
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Thomas Jefferson the dog, or Tommy
for short, is available for photos modeling his
Fourth of July bandana and identification tags.
To schedule a photo appointment with Tommy, or to
talk with WHS Education Director Jill DeGrave regarding
Fourth of July animal safety on July 3 (anytime
before 3 p.m.), contact Michelle Pintar at (414)