Although Independence Day can be a fun and festive time for humans, your pets may not feel the same way. While some may do fine, others may get spooked by the sound of explosions and the random flash of lights. One expert advises you to make plans ahead of time to avoid the potential for incidents in the coming days. Ric Jun is the Executive Director of the Alton Area Animal Aid Association. He says some pets will run and hide, or maybe disappear altogether.
The board president has a dog that had been abused before it came to the shelter, and says even after nearly a decade in her home, the sounds of fireworks still cause the dog to “freak out.”