Nebraska Humane Society seeing more dogs run away as Fourth of July fireworks ramp up

Nebraska Humane Society seeing more dogs run away as Fourth of July fireworks ramp up


YOUR PETS SAFE. THE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY
TOOK IN FOUR DOGS T SATURDAY
BEFORE FIREWORKS WERE LEGAL. ONE WEEK LATER THE NUMBER HAD
JUMPED TO29 DOGS. KATIE WAS AT THE NEBRASKA HUMANE
SOCIETY TRYING TO FIND HER LOST
LAB PITBULL MIX PEPPER.>>WE WERE OUTSIDE PLAYING AND
SHE WAS IN THE FRONT YARD AND
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN —
FIREWORKS WENT OFF AND SHE BO
LTED.>>SHE SPENT PART OF MONDAY
LOOKING AT THE NEBRASKA HUMANE
SOCIETY TO TRY TO FIND HER.>>IT IS REALLY EMOTIONAL
BECAUSE I GOT SO ATTACHED TO
HER. AND NOW, IF I CANNOT FIND HER,
THEN WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?>>KATIE IS NOT ALONE. SINCE FIREWORKS HAVE GONE ON
SALE, THEY HAVE MORE THAN
DOUBLED THE NUMBER OF PETS
THEY’VE PICKED UP.>>RECEIVING INCREASE WITH PETS,
DOGS AND CATS COMING IN. IT STARSKY DWINDLE AFTER THE
HOLIDAY. REPORTER: WHAT CAN YOU DO TO
KEEP YOUR PET FROM ENDING UP
HERE? MOST RECOMMENDED TO KEEP THE
PETS INSIDE DURING THE
FESTIVITIES. REPORTER: KELLY IS THE NHS
DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS. THE SAFEST PLACE IS INSIDE A
KENNEL. THERE ARE LIKE IT’S AVAILABLE TO
KEEP THE ANIMAL CALM. IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE,
MAKE SURE THEY HAVE PROPER
IDENTIFICATION.>>TO HAVE YOUR PET WIT A
MICROCHIP OR ID TAG. REPORTER: KATIE HOPE SHE CAN
FIND PEPPER. BEWARE OF FIREWORKS SEASON,
KEEP THEM ON A LEASH AND KEEP
THEM INSIDE IF NECESSARY. REPORTER: THE HUMANE SOCIETY
ALSO RECOMMENDS THOSE THUNDER
SHIRTS THAT CAN WRAP AROUND
YOUR PET TO MAKE THEM FEEL
SECURE. THE HUMANE SOCIETY WILL BE
CLOSED ON THE FOURTH JULY,
MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO
REUNITE WITH LOST PETS. THEY WILL BE OPEN AGAIN ON
THURSDAY.

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