The fourth of July holiday is just around the corner, and while people look forward to Independence Day as a time filled with family-oriented fun and fireworks, for our four-legged friends the fourth is faced by fear. Frantically searching for safety from the sights and sounds of popping pyrotechnics, more dogs and cats find themselves lost of July 4th than on any other date of the year.
Before America’s annual birthday party, pet parents are urged to observe ID Your Pet Day, a newly launched holiday created by the ASPCA. Taking place on July 1st, animal lovers can learn handy tips for keeping cats and canines safe with help from an ASPCA infographic which states that:
- A cat or dog who wears a personalized ID tag is more likely to be returned to his or her home. Your furry friend should be fitted with a collar and an ID tag which displays your name and phone number.
- In the event of a lost collar and ID tag, an implanted microchip is another method to ensure that you are reunited with a barking buddy or purring pal who has gone missing.
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