Happy Independence Day America!

Happy Independence Day America!
Have yourself a happy and safe day and night of celebration with fun, food and fireworks!

 Just a reminder: Please keep your animal safe this 4th of July. Animals are afraid of the sound of fireworks. Because of this, many pets will run away and end up in shelters. Here are two things you can do to reduce those odds: 1. Keep pets indoors unless they are with you, either on leash or in a fenced yard. 2. Invest in having your pet micro-chipped and purchase a tag with your address/ phone number so if they do manage to get out and get lost someone will be able to get them back to you. Our pets depend on us to keep them safe – Let’s not let them down!

Sparkler Safety Tip: Keep sparklers away from eyes.

 Remember also to stay safe when dealing with Fireworks. Here are some Safety Tips from 
  • Always purchase fireworks from a reliable source.
  • Use fireworks as directed on consumer product safety label; never alter products.
  • Observe local laws and use good COMMON SENSE.
  • Have a designated shooter to organize and shoot your family show.
  • A responsible ADULT should supervise all firework activities.
  • Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.   Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; AWAY from buildings and vehicles.
  • NEVER carry fireworks in your POCKET.
  • Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks.
  • Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor trash can.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

No army of friends & family coming over today, but we're still making America's Birthday special nonetheless - hope you do too!

Happy 4th of July!
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1 comment:

  1. What a nice post – thanks for sharing these important tips. I'm about to give my old dog a Benadryl (maybe two) to calm him down a bit. The non-stop fireworks in my neighborhood means he gets to sleep upstairs, so I can keep an eye on him. (A Benadryl + ear plugs for me!)

    Your post made me wonder if that's why/how he got loose from his original owners a few years ago – and ended up getting hit by a car. He's got major issues with thunder, fireworks, rain and hoses. Thanks goodness, someone found him & brought him to the pound. Where he was swiftly rescued by the amazing volunteers, and 'accidentally' ended up with me. (Lucky me.)

    Thanks for reminding people to keep an eye on their pets – and the good fireworks tips, too! Hope you had a great day!



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