What to do about lost or found pets after the 4th of July fireworks excitement in Sacramento County.

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What to do about lost or found pets after the 4th of July fireworks excitement in Sacramento County.
Fireworks frighten animals
Every year, even though everyone is warned about watching over cats and dogs to make sure they don't run away out of panic from all the noise of area fireworks, our pets manage to escape anyway.  I know that long before nightfall our cats are kept in the house and forbidden to go outside.  They don't understand, but when the booming and banging of fireworks start, I'm so glad they are in and safe.

Charlie is mostly a mild-mannered and calm kitty, but when there are big noises - even thunder during storms - he runs to the other end of the house trying to get away from the scary booms.  When that doesn't work, he runs again back through the house.  If he were outside at that time, I fear he would just keep running and get hopelessly lost.Fireworks frighten animals

His little sister Lucy tend to look to him for the lead when she's nervous, so we would almost certainly lose them both.  I become snappy with everyone who wants to let the cats out during these times, even though we get the sad faces and little squeaky cries.  The cats really know how to tug at our hearts to get what they want, but this is one time that Mama knows best, and I have to resist.

This morning I heard a report on the TV news about Sacramento County Animal Regulation.  This is a great facility, but clearly none of us want our pets to end up there.  According to their spokesperson, last night they picked up 69 dogs and 173 cats in 12 hours.  That is more calls about strays in one night than they normally receive in a week.
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Because of the county's tight budget, they are doing everything they can to pick up animals who might otherwise become injured or sick.  They are expending all of their resources to that end.  If you feel that your pet might have been picked up, please don't call the shelter to ask them to look for it.  They are so busy getting animals off the street that they don't have time to look on your behalf right now.

Your best bet to find your pet is to show up in person at their facility located at 3839 Bradshaw Ro
ad, Sacramento.  You will be assisted with the search process if needed, and you can save your pet and bring it home.  There will be a small fee, but you will have protected your dear pet.

If you have found a lost pet and you don't know its owner, you can either call (916) 368-7387 for them to pick it up or you can bring the animal to the Bradshaw Road facility yourself.


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Fair Oaks, California

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Thanks for the reminder Susan. I hope Charlie and Lucy made it through the evening without too much distress. ;)

Jul 05, 2012 04:01 PM #1
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Thanks Victoria.  They didn't like it much, but after awhile they huddled together under a chair in the master bedroom until I went to bed.  Then they got into bed with me.  My hubby was downstairs in his studio with a buddy until pretty late, working on their new album.  There were so many shows around us and so many neighbors with noisy stuff that the noise went on for about 4 hours.  The poor kitties were exhausted from worrying about it, so once we were in bed they conked out and only woke up when an especially loud one went off.

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Susan, this is good advice for pet owners.  Our neighborhood was so noisy with fireworks last night!  I was thinking about all the none pets animals and birds and wondering how they are coping.

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Hi Susan, a very sensitive and caring writing and more need to better understand their pet's needs and look out for them at times when they are freightened. We grew up with these sounds and never really coonsider how terrified the little ones can get with the noise. I saw at the fireworks show " That Almost Was" yesterday, how many pets there were at the Bay. I am guessing that cats may be a bit more sensitive but it can't be great for any of the little ones.
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This is a very helpful post Susan, I never really thought about the need to find the pets that were frightened by the celebrations.

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Thanks for all your comments.  I understand that the guys are still rounding u more lost and frightened pets that have been on their own since the Fourth.  They take them back to the shelter, make sure they have food and water, and hope that their owners will come for them. 

Those that have chips implanted with their owner's informatin will be checked and as things settle down, the owners will probably be called, But if anyone is missing a pet, it's best to scurry on down there and look for yourself, as most of the animals there are scared and want to go home more than anything.

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