Most of us have pets. In fact, according to the Humane society, about 39% of US households have at least one dog. These days especially, dogs are thought to be one of the family. they go on vacation with us, they have their own stockings to open for Christmas, they even have little coats and booties for when they get cold. The point is, it is obvious that american's love their pets. love them enough to spend 41 billion dollars per year on them (answers.com).
But do we love them enough to keep them safe?
more dogs are lost on the 4th of July than on any other year. often the dogs are left at home while the family is out with friends, or they are brought along and tied up out of the way. but they can still hear the crashing, the bashing, the banging, the horrible, terrifyingly loud noises that come with fireworks. and to a poor, worked up dog, those noises can be enough incentive to run away from their family and into the night; far away from the frightening sounds.
some are found, some are lost, but all of there situations cause heartache, confusion, and cost money. so this 4th of July, look out for those you care about; isn't their safety a priority?
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by Sophia Simmons