On July 4th These Volunteer Comfort Scared Dogs Rather Than Watching Fireworks.

With the Fourth of July nearing, a lot of people don’t like to partake in the loud, booming activities. Well, that can be said for almost all animals. They don’t like that noise at all. And dogs, in particular, don’t do well with the explosions around them. It’s extremely stressful for them. And most shelter animals are usually all alone to deal with it.

But things are a little different at an animal shelter in Arizona. It’s the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center. As the Independence Day celebration approaches, the center asks for volunteers to come and sit by the dogs in their cages to comfort them when the loud noises start.

And the community doesn’t let the center or those dogs down. There has been more than 200 people show up to sit with the animals as the explosions are going off.

The volunteers will sit with them and talk to them. They will read to them. They will even sing to them. But, most importantly, they are THERE for them. And because of their efforts, the dogs were so much more at ease when the big noises came.

Posted by Maricopa County Animal Care & Control on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

The center plans to ask for volunteers again this year. If you have a dog and the Fourth of July noises can get a little loud, here are some things you can do to help your pet get through it better. Don’t leave them outside. Be with them through it. If there is a way to block out the noise, do it. And most of all, give the animal plenty of attention. You love them. So they deserve it. 

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