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Fireworks Scare Dogs, Cause Increase At Shelters

Animal control officers say fireworks scare the dogs and they run away from the sound and home.
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Friday is one of the busiest days for the Fourth of July holiday for animal control services. Officers say fireworks are to blame.

Animal control officers say fireworks scare the dogs and they run away from the sound and home.

"If they get out, people will bring them in and hopefully the owners will come find them," said manager Tracy Roark.
 
Little Rock animal services say if your pet is at the shelter, you need to be able to prove it, before officers can release it to you.

"(People) can bring a photo or something that proves it's theirs and also a rabies certificate," said Roark.

Experts say it always a good idea to keep your pets away from the booms and pops.

Officers say mainly dogs become spooked by fireworks.
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