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Posted on: December 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Protect Pets from New Year's Fireworks

As people celebrate the coming new year, they may be using fireworks. Legal retail fireworks are allowed within the city of Eugene December 31 and January 1. If you have pets or livestock that are sensitive to loud noises, please plan for their safety.

Plan for Your Pet’s Safety
Noise –
Make sure pets are secured in a safe and quiet place during times when fireworks will be going off.

If a pet is extremely sensitive, call your veterinarian ahead of time to check if medication may help keep them calm. Carefully monitor any pet on medications.

Outside your home - Keep dogs on a leash.
Crowds –
Be aware of and anticipate your pet’s reactions to unusual activities and people. If your pet is not used to crowds and/or does not know visitors, introduce them carefully and monitor their activity and comfort level. If there is a potential problem, address it by securing them in a safe place away from activities.

Dogs can misread horseplay between people as an attack and become protective of their loves ones or get excited, leading to bites. Be aware of and anticipate your pet’s reactions to unusual activities and people.

Fireworks –
Secure animals away from any area where you will be setting off fireworks. If your pet is sensitive, or if you don’t know how they will react to the noise of fireworks, secure them in a safe, peaceful location.
Don’t let any pet chase fireworks.

Help for Lost and Found Pets
Lost and found animals, animals at large, or abuse call 541-687-4060
To contact the 1st Avenue Shelter located at 3970 W. 1st Ave. in Eugene call 541-844-1777.
To see animals in the care of the shelter visit and click on Lost & Found.
Remember to License your Eugenean

The average cost of a one year dog license is $18. Licenses can be obtained in person at most local veterinary offices and the 1st Avenue Public Shelter; or online and by phone through PetData at 855-328-1400 or

For more information:

Enjoy a safe and happy New Year!

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