If you have a pet, you know that the fourth of July holiday is a tough couple of days for your animals.
People have already started popping fireworks and there will be a lot professional shows tonight and tomorrow night, so the Department of Animal Services released a list of ways you can get your pet through the Fourth without getting hurt or lost.

They say don’t take your pet to fireworks shows and keep them inside preferably with the curtains closed so the lights and noise are muffled. The Department says turning on your TV or radio will help mask noises and distract your pet from the fireworks. You need to make sure your pet has a collar and ID tags and that they are micro-chipped and licensed so in case they get out, you can be notified if they are brought to a shelter. If you pet has to be outside, keep it leashed or in a carrier at all times.

If you need to look for your pet, you can go by the Animal Services shelter at 5001 Fred Wilson from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5.