Austin Pets Alive! shares tips on keeping pets safe for the 4th of July
APA! said in the U.S., Fourth of July has the highest number of reported lost pets. That's why the shelter recommends keeping all pets inside, reducing their stress by playing music or white noise, keeping their collars on with updated ID tags, and updating their microchip info at My24Pet.com.
APA! said if you come across a lost pet, there are some steps you should take before you go to a shelter. Taking these steps will help prevent further overcrowding in our area's already full shelters.
You can also take the pet to a veterinarian's office or pet supply store to see if they can check their microchip. And finally, you can report the pet missing on the Austin 311 app.
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