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Bernalillo County Animal Care Services Advises Citizens to Bring Animals Indoors During Fireworks Displays

07/01/2020

During the Fourth of July holiday, more companion animals, especially dogs, are picked up by Bernalillo County and City of Albuquerque animal care officers than at any other time of the year.

“Animals should be secured indoors during Fourth of July events and all animals should have identification in case they do escape,” says Bernalillo County Animal Care Services Director Misha Goodman. “A dog’s hearing is much more acute than humans and the high pitched sounds from fireworks may result in physical or emotional damage to your pet.”

Animals frightened or confused by the fireworks may run away or even jump fences to try to escape the noise.

This year, Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are partnering to bring four spectacular Independence Day fireworks displays, one in every corner of the metro area.

The four fireworks displays will launch from Tom Tenorio Park, Ladera Golf Course, North Domingo Baca Park, and Expo New Mexico. Residents in these areas will have large aerial fireworks displays for the first time, so they are encouraged to maintain their pets indoors for the duration of the shows or whenever fireworks are going off in the area.

To locate a missing animal, follow these suggestions;

  1. Check social media sites and file a lost report – Petharbor.com, Nextdoor, Facebook, Adoptapet.com.
  2. Check with your local animal shelter’s website or call the City of Albuquerque at 311 or in unincorporated Bernalillo County, outside the city limits, call 505-314-0281
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