New Year Fireworks Safety


Protect your animals this New Year’s Eve. The San Antonio Humane Society wants to remind pet owners that a New Year’s Celebration can be a potentially dangerous and frightening time for pets. In addition to the physical dangers, many pets are fearful of the noise created by fireworks the beginning of the New Year. In fact, this holiday results in one of the most number of calls of runaway and lost pets into animal shelters.

The following are some tips to keep your pet safe during the holiday.

Be sure to keep your pets indoors, in a secure, comfortable area, with all curtains and windows closed. Never let your pets outside during fireworks.

Leave your pets at home (indoors) when going to watch the fireworks.

Turn on the radio or television to distract any outside sounds.

Be sure your pet is wearing a collar with identification tags and license, in the event of escape. Micro chipping is a safe way to assure identity of pets, if tags are lost.

Remember, consider boarding your pet if you leave town or have a neighbor keep a close watch on your pet during the New Year activities. If your pet does stray, please call the San Antonio Humane Society (226-7461) or other animal shelters for information on how to reunite with your pet and see our Lost & Found page.

Protect your pet and other animals by reporting ANY animal cruelty with fireworks during this time (Call 311 and ask for an animal cruelty investigator).

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