Humans can’t help but run toward the bright lights and loud noises of 4th of July fireworks. Dogs, on the other hand, will go the other way if given the chance.
According to the Maryland SPCA, dogs take Independence Day to heart by bolting at the sound of fireworks. Not only should owners leave dogs at home, the organization advises, but you should also leave them indoors, and supply some background noise. No matter how loyal, they’re known to jump the fence and run away just to escape the noise.
On average, more dogs get lost on 4th of July weekend than any other, according to the ASPCA. To raise awareness, San Francisco-based Whistle Labs started a social media campaign called Lost4Dogs. So to prevent more dogs from getting lost, the Internet gets more pet pics. You’re welcome.
— i Still Love Dogs (@iStillLoveDogs) July 1, 2015
— Kelly (@Kelly_Halladay) June 26, 2015
— Hero Dog Awards (@HeroDogAwards) June 27, 2015
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