Hawai‘i County Animal Control Offers July 4th Pet Safety Tips

In preparation for the upcoming July fourth holiday, Hawaiʻi County Animal Control is offering the following pet safety tips:

  • Keep your pet secured inside. Pets tied up outside can panic due to the loud noise and may break their tie-out or jump over a fence to escape the noise.
  • Make sure your pet is microchipped and the current owner information is updated, to help increase the chances of reunification. Go to my24pet.com to register your pet’s microchip.
  • Thunder shirts, favorite treats, and crating, are all ways to help keep your pet calm. Check with your veterinarian about anxiety medications for your dog.
  • Check your yard for fireworks debris before allowing pets to explore the area.

Individuals who find healthy stray animals are encouraged to have the animal scanned for a microchip by a County of Hawai‘i Animal Control Officer, at a veterinarian’s office, or by a local rescue group As a reminder, the phone numbers for animal control services will remain the same with (808) 327-3558 serving as the phone number for lost pets and non-emergencies. For animal emergencies, such as injured animals, any animal that is a public safety risk, animal cruelty, and situations in which an animal’s owner has been arrested or died with no family to pick up the animal, people can continue to call the Police Dispatch number at (808) 935-3311. HPD Photo

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