FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County is making sure your pets are safe this Fourth of July weekend with a short list of important safety tips.
Broward County’s Animal Care and Adoption Division released five steps to take before the fireworks begin:
- Be sure your pet is wearing its Broward County Rabies Registration Tag on a secure collar at all times in case it gets frightened and escapes from home. For more information about purchasing the Rabies Registration Tag, visit Broward.org/animal and click “Tags” and “Shots.”
- The animal care and adoption center said to “keep your pet inside the house, away from fireworks and loud noises.”
- Do not give your pet ‘people food’ or alcohol. In addition, keep your pet safely away from hot grills, charcoal and lighter fluid. Sunscreen, insect repellant, citronella candles and oil are also harmful to your pet.
- The center asks that pet owners limit their pet’s time in the heat and sun. ” Have fresh, cool water on hand at all times.”
- If any pet ingests a poisonous substance, contact a local veterinarian right away or the Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435. The center is open 24/7.
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is located at 1870 SW 39th Street in Fort Lauderdale and can be reached at 954-359-1313.
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