Animal shelters often become overwhelmed with lost pets due to fireworks on New Year's Eve. Here are some helpful tips to ensure a smooth start to the New Year!

7 Pet Safety Tips for New Year's Eve

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Tip 1: Leave the radio or television on at normal volume to provide your pet with companionship if you leave your house for the local festivities.

If not indoors, possibly leave them in an enclosed garage. Animals may panic and escape a yard, even if fenced.

Tip 2: Ensure that your pet is kept in a secure indoor location and avoid leaving them unsupervised when outdoors.

If you're leaving your house for local festivities, consider leaving the radio or television on at a normal volume to keep your pet company. If they can't be indoors, think about leaving them in a closed garage. Even if your yard is fenced, animals might get scared and run away.

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Tip 3: Does your pet have proper I.D.?

If you haven’t already done so, you might consider having your pet microchipped. Otherwise, a collar with a tag that has their name/address or name/phone number would be best.

Microchipping is just $25 at the Humane Society of Mohave County.

Image: Lost Dog behind a cage

Tip 4: Your Pet is Lost.

First of all, you should contact local veterinarians, animal shelters, and animal control agencies.

Humane Society of Mohave County – (928) 692-5226
Bullhead City Animal Control / Shelter – (928) 763-6000
Fort Mohave Tribal Animal Control Dept – (928) 330-3000
North Valley Pet Hospital – (928) 768-8387
Advanced Animal Care – (928) 770-4918

Image: Pets with New Year's Eve themed hats and 2024 New Year's glasses

Tip 5: Many pets are stressed by the loud noises of the New Year's Eve fireworks.

If you know that your pet already tends to suffer from anxiety about loud noises, consult with your get for ways to help alleviate their fear. Do not give your pet tranquilizers or sedatives without consulting your veterinarian.

Tip 6: Tiring out your pet can help them stay calm.

Head over to Bullhead City Rotary Dog Park and throw the ball or frisbee. Give your pet plenty of exercise during the day so by the evening's fireworks display, they hopefully will sleep through it or are too tired to care.

Tip 7: Resist taking your pets to the fireworks shows.

Although they are part of the family and you want them around, they really won't enjoy the spectacle.

Stay safe and Happy New Year!



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