Monday, June 30, 2014

Infographic: Keeping Your Pets Safe On July 4th

Did you know that more pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year? Animal control officials across the country see a 30-60% increase in lost pets each year between July 4th and 6th. In fact, July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year for shelters. Sadly, only 14% of lost pets are returned to their owners, according to nationwide statistics. And worse, 30-60% of lost pets are euthanized because they cannot be properly identified and returned to their owners.

Special thanks to Pet Amber Alert for putting a spotlight on these alarming statistics and providing tips on how pet owners can protect their pets.


8 comments:

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Paws up for this important message! We have a post scheduled for later this week about it, but we love how eye-catching this is. So many people don't know about this and end up sadly looking for their pets on July 5.

Fur Everywhere said...

Those statistics are really sad. Great tips on keeping your pet safe. I will share on our Facebook page. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

The statistics are really sad :(
Wish everybody a happy and safe 4th July :)

XOXO

Two French Bulldogs said...

This is a very important announcement
Lily & Edward

laura brown said...

Thanks for such an important message!

Noodle and crew

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Valuable info. I normally post about the safety issues every year but an infographic is quick and easy.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Very good PSA! Everyone paws up!

Cathy Keisha said...

The dogwalker lost a dog on the 4th one year when her then husband insisting on them going to see fireworks. I think they eventually did get their dog back.