Please protect your pets from fireworks. Fireworks go on sale June 23 and can be sold through July 6. Consumer fireworks discharges within the Eugene city limits are restricted to July 3 and 4, and December 31 and January 1. Public (commercial displays are allowed July 3-5).
As the July 4th holiday gets closer, there will be people using fireworks. For many pets, this time of year is scary and potentially dangerous. Fireworks, loud noises and large gatherings of family and friends can all serve as catalysts for pet incidents including lost or injured pets, as well as bites.
Plan for Your Pet’s Safety
Fireworks and Noise –
Be aware of and anticipate your pet’s reactions to unusual activities and people at parties. 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.
Other animals –
Help for Lost and Found Pets
Remember HOT Weather and PETS in Vehicles Do not Mix
Eugene Animal Services is urging people to not leave their pets unattended inside a vehicle, even for just a few minutes in hot weather. Temperatures inside a vehicle can rise quickly, easily causing an animal to experience heat stroke or brain damage, even with windows slightly open and the vehicle parked under shade.
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 at Greenhill Humane Society; or online and by phone through PetData at 855-328-1400 or petdata.com/eugene.
For more information: eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=1919