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Have a Happy Fourth of July with Pet Safety Tips from spcaLA

Declare Independence from Missing or Injured Pets

» June 27, 2012


Los Angeles, CA– Firework displays and parties are American traditions on the Fourth of July, but pets can sometimes be startled by all the commotion of visitors and loud noises.  Every Independence Day shelters fill with lost and injured pets.  Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) recommends taking these simple precautions to keep your pet happy and safe this July 4th:

Backyard barbeques are fun for the family, but dangers lurk for curious pets.  Keep alcoholic beverages, lighter fluids, matches, and insect repellents like citronella candles away from your pets; each can be toxic or deadly when ingested or inhaled.  If your pet requires sun protection, only use sunscreens intended for animals.  Some foods are toxic for dogs like chocolate, onions, tomatoes, avocadoes and grapes.  Cooked bones can splinter and be fatal.

Follow these precautions for a festive Fourth of July!

For more information please contact Ana Bustilloz at 323.730.5300, x252 or cell 323.707.1271, abustilloz@spcaLA.com

Established in 1877, spcaLA is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California.  There is no national SPCA, parent organization, or umbrella group that provides financial support.  Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, the Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education and a variety of shelter services.